Professional NIH Grant Development Workshop

Thursday September 27, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
James L045

The Neuroscience Research Institute (NRI) is pleased to host a NIH grant writing workshop hosted by the Grant Writing Center. This program is free and open to all faculty within the Neurological Institute; and would be especially beneficial for junior faculty vying for early investigator awards.

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8:00 a.m. Introductions, Overview of the Workshop and Materials 
8:30 a.m. General Grant Writing Concepts 
The ten things you must do
What constitutes a good idea? 
The need for commitment to good grant proposal writing skills and manuscript vs. grant writing 
9:30 a.m. Navigating the NIH Website and the RePorter
Exercise: Find the program within NIH that wants to fund your proposal; seek your institute, roster of panel reviewers, and their publications
10:15 a.m. Morning Break
10:30 a.m. NIH Organization and Funding Mechanisms
K, T, R, U – What do all these letters mean? 
Exercise: What mechanism is best for you and why?
11:00 a.m. Development of an Application - General Concepts and Planning
Hints for Hypothesis-Driven Grants 
How to create compelling Specific Aims Pages: The good, the better, and the great 
Example of applicants’ submitted Specific Aims page
12:00 p.m.


1:00 a.m. Specific Aims Discussion
1:20 p.m. Writing the Proposal
Developing your application
Strategic use of the literature review
Research strategy: Significance, approach and innovation
Budget and budget justification
Developing your Biographical Sketch
2:30 p.m. Reviewing the NIH Application
“Inside the NIH Review Process” video to be followed by discussion
3:00 p.m. Afternoon Break
3:15 p.m. Mock Panel Review
Attendees participate as reviewers, score grants, and discuss their decisions with the group
4:00 p.m. Q & A


The NIH Grant Writing Workshop will be held in the lower level of the James Cancer Hospital in room L045.

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