What: Guest Speakers on Grant Writing
When: March 20, 2009
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: 3610 Posvar Hall
Please join us for our Professional Development series session focused on grant writing. It will feature two
GSPIA Professors and two members of GSPIA’s staff with expertise on the process of grant submission.
Dr. Sabina Deitrick: Dr. Deitrick is Associate Professor at GSPIA and Co-Director of the Urban and Regional
Analysis Program at the University Center for Social and Urban Research. Dr. Deitrick teaches courses and
conducts research in the areas of economic and community development, urban planning, and regional policy,
with an emphasis on regional restructuring, revitalization and brownfields redevelopment. She is also the co-
director of the University of Pittsburgh's Community Outreach Partnership Center, which first received
funding from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development in 2000, followed by a New Directions
grant from HUD in 2004. She has also received several other grants, including a grant from the Heinz
Endowments to analyze the gender wage gap in the Pittsburgh region and a grant from the Lincoln Institute
for Land Policy to study large land owners.
Dr. Taylor Seybolt: Dr. Seybolt is Assistant Professor at GSPIA and Interim Director of the Ford Institute.
Before joining GSPIA in 2008, Dr. Seybolt was the senior program officer at the United States Institute of Peace
from 2002-2008. Additionally, Dr. Seybolt was a Professional Lecturer at the johns Hopkins School for
Advanced International Studies in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University. He was also
Leader of the Conflicts and Peace Enforcement Project at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
(SIPRI) in Sweden. Dr. Seybolt has received grants and fellowships from the Belfer Center for Science and
International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, the MacArthur Foundation and
Melanie Vignovich: Melanie Vignovich is the grant writer at GSPIA. She has a degree in English Writing
from the University of Pittsburgh and has worked in communications for more than 10 years. This includes 4
years doing marketing and grant writing at a local nonprofit.
Amy Hasan: Amy Hasan is the research account manager at GSPIA. She has a Master’s in Sociology and
Agriculture from Iowa State University. Amy has worked as a Grant Coordinator at the University of
Pittsburgh for the last 4 years.
After a ten minute presentation by each, there will be a fifteen minute Question and Answer session.
For more information: www.pitt.edu/~sorc/nabu