Writing/Designing NIH Proposals
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Jan 24 2014
Our one-day focused workshop addresses essential NIH research resources, as well as the conversion of ideas into fundable research. Following the workshop, you will understand how to navigate the mechanisms of grant procurement, identify the critical sections of successful proposals, and demonstrate the excellence and innovation that propels your research beyond other submissions. You will also understand the diversity of the study sections and comprehend how to respond to various NIH guidelines.
Your training covers the overall strategic plan for writing proposals, including: statement of significance, hypothesis, specific aims, approach, key personnel, and budgets. Our instructors will engage you in interactive exercises, lectures, and discussions so you can better understand how to research, write, and develop your individual research proposals.
Our curriculum targets:
- Young Investigators seeking to acquire the techniques to research and draft winning NIH grant proposals
- Senior researchers and grant writers looking to polish existing skills and receive updates about NIH funding trends
You will learn how to:
- Find the appropriate program and grant mechanism for your idea
- Read and interpret RFAs
- Address the NIH proposal guidelines
- Identify and effectively write the key elements of a proposal
- Integrate each component of the grant into the final product
- Develop focused and realistic budgets
- Package a professional grant submission
- Understand the NIH scoring system and peer review process
- Use what happens in a study section to your advantage
- Write winning grants that stand out from the competition
Where:MD Anderson Cancer Center
Time8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
InstructorDr. Fatah Kashanchi
Dr. Fatah Kashanchi
Dr. Fatah Kashanchi trained under the supervision of Dr. C. Wood who worked with Dr. Susumu Tonegawa (Nobel Laureate for Medicine, 1987) at MIT. Dr. Kashanchi further trained in Dr. John Bradys lab at NIH/NCI from 1991-1998 and published more than 30 papers during his postdoc and senior investigator tenure. His research interests include both Genomics and Proteomics of HIV-1 and HTLV-1 infected cells. Research in Kashanchis lab has been funded by various internal and external sources including Selective Excellence, Keck, Snyder, Sinsheimer, Cyclacel, and more than 6 NIH grants, where he is the Principal investigator. Since his departure from NIH in 1998, Dr. Kashanchi has obtained $9.4 M of independent funding. He has 132 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals, 9 book chapters, is an NIH study section member (7 independent study sections), as well as reviewer for 14 different journals.
|8:30 am -||8:40 am||Overview of Course|
|8:40 am -||10:30 am||Introduction to the NIH and Anatomy of a Grant|
|10:45 am -||12:30 pm||Specific Aims and Hypotheses|
|1:00 pm -||2:00 pm||Parsing Pink Sheets|
|2:00 pm -||2:30 pm||NIH Review Process Video|
|2:45 pm -||4:30 pm||Building an Airtight Case for Funding|
|4:30 pm -||5:00 pm||Summary of the Day, Q & A|
Preparing for the Workshop
Begin thinking of the research you want to conduct. Doing so will help you better grasp the various proposal components presented during the course. Consider potential study sections that would be appropriate for your research, and how you would answer the following questions:
- 1) What is the need of your project?
- 2) What is the significance of your project?
- 3) How will you budget your proposal?
- 4) What is the time frame of the grant you are seeking?
- 5) What is your hypothesis?
- 6) What are the Specific Aims (2-3)?
What to Bring
- Computer/Tablet and charger - All workshop materials will be supplied via USB drive and email. Many will be in PDF format.
- Power strip or Extension cord
- Notetaking: Paper and pens, and/or a personal USB drive
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Cancellation & Refund Policy
- If you are unable to attend the workshop and wish to receive a full refund, we must be notified five (5) business days prior to the start of the workshop.
- If you cancel one to four (1-4) business days prior to the start of the workshop, or the day of the workshop, no refund will be given. Instead, you will receive a credit for a future course.
- With regard to rare and unforeseen circumstances, the Grant Training Center reserves the right to reschedule or cancel a workshop. If such an event occurs, we will notify participants via email and phone at least 2 weeks before the start of the workshop. Participants who have paid, but are unable to attend a rescheduled workshop will receive either a refund or a credit toward a workshop at a later date.