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Grant Writing Courses

Writing Your First R01 (9 Sessions)

This course provides participants – who are new/junior faculty -- who are actively working on an R01, with the opportunity to learn how to write a competitive R01 grant application in a small group, interactive setting.  Participants attend weekly 2-hour sessions, during which they learn how to develop the content of each of the following components of an NIH R01: Specific Aims; Significance; Innovation; Approach; Project Summary; Environment; Biosketch and Budget.


Pre-K Club: Writing a Career Development “K” Award (9 sessions)

The Pre K Club is a small interactive course for early stage faculty who are preparing to develop an NIH “K” award.   In order to participate, faculty should be actively working on a draft of their K award, with the goal of submitting their grant application for the upcoming deadline.  All participants must have the approval of their Chairperson to participate.  The course consists of a combination of didactic information and class discussion of participants’ drafts. 


NIH R03 and R21 (6 sessions)

This small, interactive class will support faculty who are actively writing an R03 or R21, with the goal of submitting their grant application for the upcoming deadline.  The class combines didactic lectures focusing on the unique components of these two year NIH research awards with class-based discussions focusing on participants’ drafts. Participants will be expected to engage in class discussions of their colleagues’ grants as well as sharing drafts of their grants for discussion.


Defining Your Next Project on Paper (3 sessions)

The goal for this course is for participants to develop a one-page summary of a new research project. The class will focus on identifying and clearly communicating the gap in knowledge, central research question and hypothesis, and the significance of the proposed work. The objective is to develop a project summary that can be used to discuss the development of their research project with a mentor, or collaborators, and/or program officer.


For more information about these Grant Writing Courses, please contact Marey Shriver, PhD, Director.