How to write an effective biographical sketch

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 12:00am - 1:30pm
Event Location 

Vitural (Zoom)

Intended Audience 
VCHRI researchers and staff

Join us to learn how to write an effective biographical sketch for grant applications. Biosketches are one of the many “soft” professional skills that are important for professional success. Using the new VCHRI Biosketch template, this workshop will review the format and provide tips to highlight your research accomplishments.

Learning Objectives

In this workshop you will learn:

  • What is a biographical sketch?
  • How does a biographical sketch compare to a CV?
  • Important elements of a biographical sketch to build an effective presentation of yourself
  • Tips on making the ‘why us’ pitch to highlight your achievements and expertise

About the Speakers

Sharon Marsh is a Health Research Grant Development Officer with SPARC, and supports health-related grant development with expertise in CIHR and NIH grants.

Elizabeth Cheu is the Manager, Research Grant Development with SPARC, and leads health-related, and natural sciences and engineering grant development support to improve competitive funding for UBC. Elizabeth’s experience includes: intellectual property, commercialization, and chemistry.

Anna Meredith is the Research Manager, Department of Medicine at UBC, and supports research development, including grant and editorial reviews, award administration, education, and training.

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