Writing Competitive Grant Proposals

Des Moines, IA US
July 26, 2018


This activity is open to DMU faculty only. Registration is not requested. 

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the basics of searching for a grant and determining fit.
  • Understand the fundamental elements of a grant, such as aims, objectives, methods, and evaluation.
  • Develop the skills needed to prepare competitive, compelling, and successful grant proposals.
  • Learn how to incorporate feedback for a more polished and persuasive proposal. 


8 amRegistration and Breakfast
8:30 amEssentials of Competitive Proposals
10:30 amCrafting Aims and Objectives
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pmReviewer Comments and How to Respond
3:30 pmQuestion and Answer Session
4 pmAdjourn


Anne Loudenslager, MHA
Grants Consultant at Hanover Research


  • Masters: Healthcare Administration, Wilkes University
  • Bachelor of Science: University of Pennsylvania

Relevant to the content of this CME activity, Ms. Loudenslager indicated she has no financial relationships with commercial interest companies to disclose.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 6.50 AOA Category 2­A
  • 6.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 6.50 CPME
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/26/2018 - 8:30am CDT
Event ends: 
07/26/2018 - 4:00pm CDT
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United States
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Des Moines University is located on a 22-acre campus in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa. Just west of downtown on Grand Avenue, the University is located in one of Des Moines' most prestigious neighborhoods. The campus is in a historic neighborhood filled with tree-lined streets and gracious older homes and businesses. Its central location makes it easy to access the rest of the city and outlying communities. The campus is close to the Des Moines International Airport, located on the bus line and just blocks from local shopping and downtown Des Moines.


Continuing Education Credit

  • DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this activity for a maximum of 6.5 continuing education contact hours.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 6.5 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Other Professionals: This live activity is designated for 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Educational Grants

No commercial interest company provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas. The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. 

Available Credit

  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 6.50 AOA Category 2­A
  • 6.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 6.50 CPME


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