Grant Writing Training


(NIH F Grants)

Career and Research

(NIH K and R Grants)

Participants:  PhD Students and Junior Postdoc Fellows

Timing: Weekly from September to December

Activities: Each week, fellows submit drafts of specific grant application components for peer review and comments by the grant coach. Fellows meet with the grant coach for 1-hour a week to discuss parts of the grant application, sponsored programs, peer review, NIH review groups and institutes, responding to peer review critiques, and submission of the final grant application in December.

Fellowship – Specific Aims Checklist

Participants:  Senior Postdoc Fellows and Faculty (Early and Middle Career)

Timing: Monthly

Activities: The Grant Writing Group meets once monthly to review Specific Aims pages for K and R grants. Participants receive copies of Aims pages the day before the meeting in order to read and prepare. Each Aims page is discussed for 10-15 min. This program fosters peer review among participants and greater awareness of diverse research programs across NJ ACTS.

K or R – Specific Aims Checklist

NIH Grant Writing Mini-Course

: Novice grant writers planning to submit a K or R grant in the next year

Timing: 5 Thursdays (3-4:30 pm EST) for February 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29

Activities:Week 1: Getting Started with Your NIH Application. Week 2: Crafting Compelling Specific Aims Pages. Week 3: Developing Your Research Strategy and Targeting Your Application for Peer Review. Week 4: Aligning Training Plans for K Grants. Week 5: Interpreting Summary Statements and Resubmitting Your Application.

Cost and Reimbursement at Course Completion: $50 for faculty members/researchers and $35 for postdocs/residents/fellows. If you complete at least 4 of the 5 sessions, your will be reimbursed 80% of this fee. If your application for the mini-course is selected, you will receive an email to submit payment.

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