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Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 8:30am - Friday, July 17, 2020 - 12:00pm
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Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops
July 16-17, 8:30am-12pm
Sponsored by the Office of Academic Career Development, Health Sciences


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 30, 2020

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About: 

Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops was founded by academicians, for academicians to help researchers obtain formal training in how to support their work with grant proposal writing.

This widely acclaimed two-day seminar comprehensively addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the proposal-writing process. Emphasis is given to such things as idea development, identification of the most appropriate granting agency, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies that are of proven value in presenting an applicant's case to reviewers. The content includes material on coping with changes in the NIH format and review process. Participants are taught to write with a linear progression of logic, which leads reviewers through their applications. It is stressed that applicants are writing for two different audiences – the assigned reviewers, who have read the application in its entirety, and non-assigned reviewers who may have read little, or nothing, of the proposal before the meeting of the review panel. Strategies designed to merit a fundable priority score are emphasized. 

 

About Dr. Lauren Broyles

For 5 years, Dr. Broyles taught an intensive two-semester proposal-writing course at the University of Pittsburgh for physicians and PhDs from across the health sciences preparing their first R- or K-series applications. She has been the recipient of competitive extramural funding from NIH, Veterans Administration, and non-federal foundation sources. She has been a member of federal grant review panels, and served as an Associate Editor for the journal Substance Abuse. In addition, she has regularly been recognized for excellence in research, teaching, and mentoring.

 

Agenda: 

Day 1: Thursday, July 16 

8:30 a.m.         GENERAL PROPOSAL WRITING CONCEPTS

  • Realistic timelines for proposal preparation
  • Developing a unique idea within your overall research program
  • Using NIH Reporter and NIH’s Assisted Referral Tool (ART)
  • Locating NIH priorities and funding announcements
  • Identifying and contacting NIH Program Officials

9:45 a.m.         PREPARATION OF THE APPLICATION: GENERAL CONCEPTS

  • How to select the right grant mechanism based on its purpose, as well as your goals, timeline, and budget needs
  • Identifying study sections
  • The review process
     - Core review criteria
     - The importance of identifying your reviewers

10:15 a.m.       BREAK

10:30 a.m.       PREPARATION OF THE APPLICATION: SPECIFIC AIMS

  • Understanding the reviewer’s mentality, needs, tasks; writing for reviewers
  • 4-part strategy for creating a compelling, logical Specific Aims section

12:00 p.m.       PROGRAM CONCLUSION

 

Day 2: Friday, July 17 

8:30 a.m.         PREPARATION OF THE APPLICATION: RESEARCH STRATEGY

  • Rigor & Reproducibility elements
  • Significance subsection
  • Innovation subsection
  • Approach subsection: Research Design, Expected Outcomes, Potential Problems & Alternative Strategies, Timetable, Future Directions

10:15 a.m.       BREAK

10:30 a.m.       PREPARATION OF THE APPLICATION: ADDITIONAL SECTIONS

  • Authentication of Biological & Chemical Resources
  • Title / PHS Assignment Request Form
  • Facilities & Other Resources, Equipment
  • Project Summary & Project Narrative
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Letters of Support
  • Budgets
  • Strategies for Revision and Resubmission

12:00 p.m.       PROGRAM CONCLUSION

 

Purchasing Books:

This seminar is free to University of Pittsburgh faculty but all participants are required to purchase a hard copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook. The total cost of the book is $89.99 which includes individual shipping fees to your specified address. We recommend that books be mailed to home addresses.

Payment for the book is by interdepartmental transfer only. You will need to provide your Pitt departmental account number, account administrator name, and account administrator email and phone number to complete the registration process.

 

How to Register:

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 30, 2020

Click here to register for the seminar.

Registration includes information on purchasing the required workbook.  

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