Writing Your NIH Proposal and Specific Aims Page
This webinar is geared for those who have an idea for an NIH grant in mind. You will review and improve your Specific Aims page and grant proposal from better to best. This workshop is especially beneficial as a companion to those who have attended training.
Our workshop targets those:
- Who have participated in our Professional NIH Grant Development Workshop
- In the process of writing a proposal
- With an idea for writing a proposal
You will participant in improving and effectively composing:
- Your NIH grant
- Your Specific Aims page
You will accomplish this via group sessions, followed by instructor’s feedback.
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.
Dr. Harris has worked with the private sector in the US and abroad in order to create joint ventures, augment sales in designated markets and create strategic planning to assure commercialization of innovative technology. She has also conducted SBIR/STTR workshops for staff and faculty at institutions such as Brookhaven National Laboratory and MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
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).
10:30am - 10:45am Introduction of Presenter and Course
10:45am - 11:45am Specific Aims Page Refresher
11:45am - 12:45pm Review Specific Aims Pages and Recommend Improvements
12:45pm - 1:45 pm LUNCH
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Groups Present Findings from Specific Aims Page Discussions
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm Discuss Submitted Proposal Sections
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Groups Present Findings from Submitted Proposal Selections
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Summary of the Workshop and 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:
- What is the need of your project?
- What is the significance of your project?
- How will you budget your proposal?
- What is the time frame of the grant you are seeking?
- What is your hypothesis?
- What are the Specific Aims (2-3)?
Submit Specific Aims from your work, if possible. The more examples the Instructor receives, the better chances that he or she will select an example that may be relevant to your research.
What You Will Need
- REQUIRED: Computer/Tablet - PC, Mac, iOS, Android, or Windows Mobile (mobile devices may require free appstore download)
- REQUIRED: Internet connection - This is a live webinar
- REQUIRED: Headset, headphones, or speakers - Access to a microphone or headset allows verbal questions, otherwise questions may be asked through chat box
- Organization or Institution Information - A brief description and/or mission statement and/or current strategic plan of your institution
- Proposals - Current, planned, or past; funded or unfunded; requests for proposals; review or judging criteria; reviewers' comments or critiques and Specific Aims pages
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