NIH Proposal Writing

Online Training
Next Session Starts Nov 27
Available 24 hours

This course requires about 40 total hours to complete. It is self-paced, has open enrollment, and can be accessed for 60 days.

This NIH Proposal Writing Online Course consists of four modules. We designed the course for new investigators who wish to understand each component of a winning NIH proposal and for experienced researchers who wish to gain the benefit of the instructor’s critique of their proposals. We will introduce you to the funding mechanisms of the NIH, walk you through key resources and sites, help you understand how to address the review criteria, and demonstrate how to write proposals that win grants.

The materials include invaluable resources and links to guides, time and project management tools, and a series of assignments to direct you on the path to success. The instructor will provide feedback on submitted work, in addition to responding to questions or comments in the forum.

You will learn how to:

  • Find the appropriate program and grant mechanism for your idea
  • Read and interpret RFAs
  • Address the NIH proposal guidelines
  • Write effective and focused specific aims
  • Identify and write the key elements of a proposal
  • Integrate each component of the grant into the final product
  • Develop fitting 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

Instructor

Dr. Catherine Campbell

Dr. Catherine Campbell

Dr. Campbell, obtained her B.S. from Cornell University, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Marine Biology from the University of Miami. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, she worked as a consultant to U.S. government clients. She is currently a Principal Molecular Biologist with Noblis and has a decade of professional experience in bioinformatics, as well as substantial experience in bench research in molecular and microbiology. During her career, she has focused on the analysis of population based experiments designed to study both human disease and animal models of disease.

Dr. Campbell has served on many NIH review panels over the last decade spanning from SBIR reviews to those of large center grants.

Instructor

Dr. Catherine Campbell
Module OneIntroduction of the NIH & Components of a Research Proposal and How to Avoid Common Pitfalls
Module TwoWhere do Applications Go Wrong? How to Write Specific Aims
Module ThreeNIH Extramural & Intramural Programs and Funding, Funding Mechanisms and K awards
Module FourEvaluating Your Competition and the NIH Review Process

Each module contains:

  • An agenda of topics to be discussed
  • Audio/video presentations on key topics
  • Discussions to and directions that will lead you to a final product
  • Optional assignments with instructor feedback

Forum

An open forum is available at all times for participants to ask questions and submit commentary throughout the course. We urge everyone to contribute for a healthy discussion environment, and questions directed at the instructor.

Instructor

Dr. Catherine Campbell

Preparing for the Online Course

Begin thinking of a project you want to develop or considering the specifics of your current project. Having a specific project in mind will help you to understand the various proposal components presented. Begin thinking of donors who could fund your project; such as a foundation, a local, state, or federal agency, a corporation, and/or individuals.

Consider how you would answer the following questions:

  1. Why do I need the money?
  2. Why is my idea worthy of funding?
  3. How much money will I need?
  4. What is the time period of my grant?

What You Will Need

  • REQUIRED: Computer/Tablet - PC, Mac, iOS, Android, or Windows Mobile
  • REQUIRED: Internet connection

Instructor

Dr. Catherine Campbell

Click on your question below to see the answer. If this page does not answer your question, feel free to contact us.

General Questions:

A. Our training sessions tend to fill quickly, and our registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. We advise that you register as far in advance as possible to guarantee your spot.
A. If a class is full, we will pull it from the schedule. If you can see a workshop, course, or webinar, you can sign up for it.
A. When you sign up for a workshop, course, or webinar, we email you a confirmation notice. This email also contains an attachment providing the basic details about the course, such as: location, what to bring, and a few dining recommendations.
A. Each person traveling to our workshop has a different route, method of transportation, and budget for travel, so we leave travel planning up to the individual.
A. We will be happy to review the executive summary or abstract and discuss the direction of your grant with you.
A. You will receive a Participant Contact List by email after the workshop. Each person registered for the workshop who did not opt out will be on the list.
A. Each link to any of our online training is only for the specific individual who registered. It is expressly prohibited to share the link or stream. Each person who will be participating or observing must register separately.
A. We have various partners with whom we mutually offer courses.
A. All materials provided before, during, and after training are copyrighted and are solely for use by the registered participant. Any reproduction, distribution, or transfer is expressly prohibited. This includes all information directories, work books, and any other materials provided unless otherwise specified.

Payment Questions:

A. We understand that funds sometimes need to be allocated prior to payment, so we allow registrations without requiring immediate payment. An invoice will be sent after registration.
A. We accept credit cards, checks, and purchase orders.
A. Yes. Further, the term 'US FUNDS' must be pre-printed on the check by the bank. We do not accept personal checks from international payees.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Refund/Retake:Once course registration has been processed, refunds cannot be issued. Students may choose to access the curriculum at a later date, upon request. If the course is not completed within the allotted time frame, an extension can be granted for a re-enrollment fee of 50% of the original course fee. In certain situations, such as illness or family emergency, this fee may be waived pending official proof of such circumstances.

Instructor

Dr. Catherine Campbell

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Additional Services

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Group Registration

$45 discount

TOTAL: $495.00

$495.00

This course requires about 40 total hours to complete. It is self-paced, has open enrollment, and can be accessed for 60 days.

This NIH Proposal Writing Online Course consists of four modules. We designed the course for new investigators who wish to understand each component of a winning NIH proposal and for experienced researchers who wish to gain the benefit of the instructor’s critique of their proposals. We will introduce you to the funding mechanisms of the NIH, walk you through key resources and sites, help you understand how to address the review criteria, and demonstrate how to write proposals that win grants.

The materials include invaluable resources and links to guides, time and project management tools, and a series of assignments to direct you on the path to success. The instructor will provide feedback on submitted work, in addition to responding to questions or comments in the forum.

You will learn how to:

  • Find the appropriate program and grant mechanism for your idea
  • Read and interpret RFAs
  • Address the NIH proposal guidelines
  • Write effective and focused specific aims
  • Identify and write the key elements of a proposal
  • Integrate each component of the grant into the final product
  • Develop fitting 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

Dr. Catherine Campbell

Dr. Campbell, obtained her B.S. from Cornell University, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Marine Biology from the University of Miami. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, she worked as a consultant to U.S. government clients. She is currently a Principal Molecular Biologist with Noblis and has a decade of professional experience in bioinformatics, as well as substantial experience in bench research in molecular and microbiology. During her career, she has focused on the analysis of population based experiments designed to study both human disease and animal models of disease.

Dr. Campbell has served on many NIH review panels over the last decade spanning from SBIR reviews to those of large center grants.

Module OneIntroduction of the NIH & Components of a Research Proposal and How to Avoid Common Pitfalls
Module TwoWhere do Applications Go Wrong? How to Write Specific Aims
Module ThreeNIH Extramural & Intramural Programs and Funding, Funding Mechanisms and K awards
Module FourEvaluating Your Competition and the NIH Review Process

Each module contains:

  • An agenda of topics to be discussed
  • Audio/video presentations on key topics
  • Discussions to and directions that will lead you to a final product
  • Optional assignments with instructor feedback

Forum

An open forum is available at all times for participants to ask questions and submit commentary throughout the course. We urge everyone to contribute for a healthy discussion environment, and questions directed at the instructor.

Preparing for the Online Course

Begin thinking of a project you want to develop or considering the specifics of your current project. Having a specific project in mind will help you to understand the various proposal components presented. Begin thinking of donors who could fund your project; such as a foundation, a local, state, or federal agency, a corporation, and/or individuals.

Consider how you would answer the following questions:

  1. Why do I need the money?
  2. Why is my idea worthy of funding?
  3. How much money will I need?
  4. What is the time period of my grant?

What You Will Need

  • REQUIRED: Computer/Tablet - PC, Mac, iOS, Android, or Windows Mobile
  • REQUIRED: Internet connection

Click on your question below to see the answer. If this page does not answer your question, feel free to contact us.

General Questions:

A. Our training sessions to fill quickly, and our registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. We advise that you register as far in advance as possible to guarantee your spot.
A. If a class is full, we will pull it from the schedule. If you can see a workshop, course, or webinar, you can sign up for it.
A. When you sign up for a workshop, course or webinar, we email you a confirmation notice. This email also contains an attachment providing the basic details about the course, such as: location, what to bring, and a few dining recommendations.
A. Each person traveling to our workshop has a different route, method of transportation, and budget for travel, so we leave travel planning up to the individual.
A. We will be happy to review the executive summary or abstract and discuss the direction of your grant with you.
A. You will receive a Participant Contact List by email after the workshop. Each person registered for the workshop who did not opt out will be on the list.
A. Each link to any of our online training is only for the specific individual who registered. It is expressly prohibited to share the link or stream. Each person who will be participating or observing must register separately.
A. We have various partners with whom we mutually offer courses.
A. All materials provided before, during, and after training are copyrighted and are solely for use by the registered participant. Any reproduction, distribution, or transfer is expressly prohibited. This includes all information directories, work books, and any other materials provided unless otherwise specified.

Payment Questions:

A. We understand that funds sometimes need to be allocated prior to payment, so we allow registrations without requiring immediate payment. An invoice will be sent after registration.
A. We accept credit cards, checks, and purchase orders.
A. Yes. Further, the term 'US FUNDS' must be pre-printed on the check by the bank. We do not accept personal checks from international payees.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Refund/Retake:Once course registration has been processed, refunds cannot be issued. Students may choose to access the curriculum at a later date, upon request. If the course is not completed within the allotted time frame, an extension can be granted for a re-enrollment fee of 50% of the original course fee. In certain situations, such as illness or family emergency, this fee may be waived pending official proof of such circumstances.

Fields marked (*) are required. You will receive a confirmation email after registration.

Contact and Organization Info



Additional Services

- add $145 ($50 discount) What is this?

Group Registration

$45 discount

TOTAL: $495.00