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WVCTSI launches new virtual grant writing workshop

Learn about the many NIH funding mechanisms including Fellowship (F Awards), Career Development (K Awards) and Research Program Grants (R Awards), the NIH grant review process and strategies on how to prepare a successful grant application for these awards. This grant writing workshop is designed for trainees, including graduate and professional students in the health sciences, Postdoctoral Fellows, Residents and Fellows, and Early Stage Investigator Faculty.

Presented by:

  • Joan M. Lakoski, PhD, WVCTSI director of investigator development
  • Robert Milner, PhD, senior associate dean for faculty affairs, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

Thursday, March 11, 2021

TOPIC: Steps to a Competitive Application -   9:00 am – 11:00 am

  • Introduction to the NIH and the NIH review process
  • Observe a study section in action (Mock Study Section)
  • Planning your application: Steps to the pay line


Friday, March 12, 2021

TOPIC: Know Your K: K01, K08 and K23 Awards - 9:00 am – 10:00 am

  • NIH Mentored Career Development Awards for basic and clinical investigators


TOPIC: Know Your K99/R00: Postdoctoral Trainee Career Transition -   10:00 am – 11:00 am

  • NIH Pathways to Independence Award


Thursday, March 18, 2021

TOPIC: Know Your NRSA: Fellowship Awards (F Series) -   9:00 am – 10:00 am

  • NIH Individual Fellowships for pre- and post-doctoral trainees


TOPIC: Your First R: NIH Research Project Grants -  10:00 am – 11:00 am

  • Learn about the R03, R21 and R01 grants and strategies for a competitive application


Friday, March 19, 2021

TOPIC: Writing Effective Specific Aims - 9:00 am – 11:00 am

  • An interactive session and participants will draft a Specific Aims page


Register Here