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Save the dates: Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals

Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops will deliver two seminars Sept. 22-23: Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals (full day) and Write Winning K-Award Proposals (half day).

The Office of Research has invited Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops back to campus Sept. 22-23 to deliver two seminars: Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals (full day) and Write Winning K-Award Proposals (half day). Both are open to faculty and postdocs interested in applying to NIH.

Participants may register for both seminars or for the first one only. The Office of Research is covering the costs of the seminar, but participants or their departments will be responsible for purchasing the required workbook (~$90).

Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals

Wednesday, Sept. 22, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

This seminar will focus on proposal writing for the National Institutes of Health, teaching participants how to do the “extra” things that can make the difference between being funded versus not. Participants are taught to write with a linear progression of logic, which leads reviewers through an application without them knowing that they are being led. Emphasis is placed on the fact that applicants are writing for two different audiences—the assigned reviewers, who read the application in its entirety, and non-assigned reviewers who may read little, or none, of the proposal before the meeting of the review panel. All participants receive an extensive handout, as well as a copy of NIH-focused edition of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook. The workbook is designed to facilitate application of what is learned in the seminar to the writing of each attendee’s individual grant proposal. 

Write Winning K-Award Proposals

Thursday, Sept. 23, 8:30 a.m.-noon.

This half-day seminar is for Career Development Award candidates and their mentors. It emphasizes the required partnership between candidate, mentor and institution that makes these proposals successful, resulting in funding and protected time for research and training. Content of the seminar includes how review criteria can be used to inform the writing of a CDA application; the kinds of research and training that should be proposed; tips and strategies for obtaining reference letters; selecting and getting the most from a mentoring team; and much more.

This is not a stand-alone half-day seminar. Attendance at this seminar assumes information learned at the Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals seminar, so it is important to attend that seminar before attending this one. All participants will receive an extensive handout, and will already have received a copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook – NIH Version at the previous day’s seminar.

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