Writing/Designing NIH Proposals

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL
Sep 20, 2019
8:30a - 4:30p

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
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Location

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Illini Union
Room 404
1401 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801

Instructor

Dr. Mathilda Harris

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Dr. Mathilda Harris

Dr. Mathilda Harris (Tillie) is the Executive Director of the Grant Training Center. During the past twenty five years she has written grants, conducted workshops on grant planning, developed strategic plans on grant procurement and assisted individuals and institutions nationally and internationally to successfully write and receive funding from federal, corporate, private, foundation and multi-lateral donors. She has served as a reader and evaluator of grant competitions for the U.S. Department of Education, the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education, The National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

She holds a doctorate from The George Washington University (Washington, DC), an M.A. from the University of Portland (Portland, Oregon) and a B.S. from the University of California (Berkeley).

Location

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Illini Union
Room 404
1401 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801

Instructor

Dr. Mathilda Harris

Map

8:30 am -9:30 amGeneral Grant Writing Concepts
9:30 am -10:15 amNavigating the NIH Website and the RePORTER
10:30 am -11:00 amNIH Organization and Funding Mechanisms
11:00 am -12:00 pmDevelopment of an Application – General Concepts & Planning
12:00 pm -1:00 pmLunch - On Your Own
1:00 pm -1:20 pmSpecific Aims Discussion
1:20 pm -2:30 pmWriting the Proposal
2:30 pm -3:00 pmReviewing the NIH Application
3:15 pm -4:00 pmMock Panel Review
4:00 pm -4:30 pmSummary, Q & A

Location

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Illini Union
Room 404
1401 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801

Instructor

Dr. Mathilda Harris

Map

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 problem are you going to address?
  2. What is the gap in the problem that will become your research proposal?
  3. What is the significance of your proposal?
  4. What is your hypothesis?
  5. What are the Specific Aims (2-3)?
  6. Why is your proposal innovative?

What to Bring

  • Laptop and charger - All workshop materials will be supplied via USB drive and email. Many will be in PDF format.
  • Power strip or Extension cord
  • Paper and pens for note taking

Location

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Illini Union
Room 404
1401 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801

Instructor

Dr. Mathilda Harris

Map

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. Full course transcripts are not available. Transcripts are provided on each slide for those with accessibility needs.
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

Grant Training Center (GTC) has the sole and absolute discretion to reschedule and cancel all workshops. In the event of such a cancellation, GTC will attempt to notify attendees two weeks prior to the scheduled workshop. If a participant has paid for the cancelled workshop and is unable to attend the rescheduled session, he/she will receive either a refund or a credit toward a future workshop. If we do not hear from the attendee within 30 days, they will not be able to receive a refund.

In no event shall GTC be responsible for travel arrangements or other costs related to or arising from workshop attendance or GTC’s rescheduling or cancellation of the workshop. Participants should contact GTC prior to making travel arrangements to ensure the workshop is taking place.

If you are unable to attend the workshop and wish to receive a full refund, GTC must be notified at least seven (7) business days prior to the start of the workshop.

If you cancel less than seven business days prior to the start of the workshop, no refund will be given. Instead, you will receive credit for a future workshop, which is valid for one (1) year.

Force Majeure: If a workshop is canceled due to reasons of Act of God or nature, war, riot, strike, or labor dispute, the cancellation policy will not apply and the fee will transfer to the rescheduled workshop. If participants cannot attend the rescheduled date, the registration fee can be utilized for any Grant Training Center workshop during a period of exactly one (1) year from the date of the original workshop.

Individual Membership Cancellation: Once an individual membership has been paid and processed, members will have three (3) days to cancel for a full refund. After the three (3) day period, no refunds will be issued.

Location

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Illini Union
Room 404
1401 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801

Instructor

Dr. Mathilda Harris

Map

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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
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Illini Union
Room 404
1401 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801

Map

Dr. Mathilda Harris

Dr. Mathilda Harris (Tillie) is the Executive Director of the Grant Training Center. During the past twenty five years she has written grants, conducted workshops on grant planning, developed strategic plans on grant procurement and assisted individuals and institutions nationally and internationally to successfully write and receive funding from federal, corporate, private, foundation and multi-lateral donors. She has served as a reader and evaluator of grant competitions for the U.S. Department of Education, the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education, The National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

She holds a doctorate from The George Washington University (Washington, DC), an M.A. from the University of Portland (Portland, Oregon) and a B.S. from the University of California (Berkeley).

8:30 am -9:30 amGeneral Grant Writing Concepts
9:30 am -10:15 amNavigating the NIH Website and the RePORTER
10:30 am -11:00 amNIH Organization and Funding Mechanisms
11:00 am -12:00 pmDevelopment of an Application – General Concepts & Planning
12:00 pm -1:00 pmLunch - On Your Own
1:00 pm -1:20 pmSpecific Aims Discussion
1:20 pm -2:30 pmWriting the Proposal
2:30 pm -3:00 pmReviewing the NIH Application
3:15 pm -4:00 pmMock Panel Review
4:00 pm -4:30 pmSummary, 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 problem are you going to address?
  2. What is the gap in the problem that will become your research proposal?
  3. What is the significance of your proposal?
  4. What is your hypothesis?
  5. What are the Specific Aims (2-3)?
  6. Why is your proposal innovative?

What to Bring

  • Laptop and charger - All workshop materials will be supplied via USB drive and email. Many will be in PDF format.
  • Power strip or Extension cord
  • Paper and pens for note taking

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. Full course transcripts are not available. Transcripts are provided on each slide for those with accessibility needs.
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

Grant Training Center (GTC) has the sole and absolute discretion to reschedule and cancel all workshops. In the event of such a cancellation, GTC will attempt to notify attendees two weeks prior to the scheduled workshop. If a participant has paid for the cancelled workshop and is unable to attend the rescheduled session, he/she will receive either a refund or a credit toward a future workshop. If we do not hear from the attendee within 30 days, they will not be able to receive a refund.

In no event shall GTC be responsible for travel arrangements or other costs related to or arising from workshop attendance or GTC’s rescheduling or cancellation of the workshop. Participants should contact GTC prior to making travel arrangements to ensure the workshop is taking place.

If you are unable to attend the workshop and wish to receive a full refund, GTC must be notified at least seven (7) business days prior to the start of the workshop.

If you cancel less than seven business days prior to the start of the workshop, no refund will be given. Instead, you will receive credit for a future workshop, which is valid for one (1) year.

Force Majeure: If a workshop is canceled due to reasons of Act of God or nature, war, riot, strike, or labor dispute, the cancellation policy will not apply and the fee will transfer to the rescheduled workshop. If participants cannot attend the rescheduled date, the registration fee can be utilized for any Grant Training Center workshop during a period of exactly one (1) year from the date of the original workshop.

Individual Membership Cancellation: Once an individual membership has been paid and processed, members will have three (3) days to cancel for a full refund. After the three (3) day period, no refunds will be issued.

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

Contact and Organization Info



Combo

- add $345 ($50 discount) What is this?

Additional Services

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

Group Registration

$25 discount

TOTAL: $395.00