April 22 Apr 22
09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Friday Fri

Faculty Writing Retreat

Do you have a writing project on which you’d like to make a good chunk of progress before the end of the year? Are you working on a grant proposal? Trying to make significant headway on starting or finishing up a paper, a report, or other academic writing project? Come to the Faculty Writing Retreat!

Register here! Space is limited!

Coffee, tea, snacks, and lunch will be provided. When you register, let us know any dietary preferences or restrictions.

This writing retreat offers a chance to write in the company of other science, engineering, and mathematics faculty members, in the tranquil, quiet, and beautiful natural setting of Jasper Ridge (off-campus but still nearby). We will break for a short lunch and conversation around noon, with the option of a short walk and stretch break after lunch. Dr. Tanja Gruber, Chambers Family Endowed Professor for Pediatric Cancer and Division Chief of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, Stem Cell Transplantation & Regenerative Medicine, will join us for lunch and the short walk. 

The schedule involves individual writing, in the company of others writing quietly (except for lunch). Wi-fi is available – though you may strategically decide not to connect, depending upon the nature of your writing. Staff members will be available for individual consultation during the retreat, as desired:

  • Jennifer Almquist, PhD, Associate Director, Office of Faculty Development, Diversity and Engagement
  • Crystal Botham, PhD, Director of Research Development, Department of Pediatrics; Director of the Grant Writing Academy, School of Medicine
  • Orit Rapaport, PhD, Research Development Strategist, Department of Pediatrics


Here are some comments from those who attended prior retreats:

  • “Very useful. It allowed/forced me to keep my calendar free and encouraged me to ignore email, to spend ~7 solid hours on writing. Having it at Jasper Ridge rather than on campus was excellent. On campus, it is too easy to hop on one’s bike and return to one’s office in just a few minutes.”
  • “I was able to complete and submit a pre-proposal.”
  • “It was nice to be away from campus and distractions, and it forced me to spend a concerted 4+ hours with an almost-finished manuscript that I had been sitting on for the past month.”
  • “It can be so difficult to make time for progress with writing against the seemingly non-stop stream of small-but-urgent issues. During this session I was able to finish one paper and make a solid start on a second–definitely the most productive writing day I’ve had this quarter!”
  • “This was a wonderful opportunity to feel a sense of connection to an academic community here at Stanford.”


Co-Sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics and Office of Faculty Development, Diversity, and Engagement


Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve
4001 Sand Hill Road
Woodside, CA 94062

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Woodside CA, 94062
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