ORS/OREF/AAOS New Investigator Workshop

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ORS/OREF/AAOS NEW INVESTIGATOR WORKSHOP
Clinical, Translational, and Basic Science Research

Dates for 2016 TBA

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Through this workshop, new investigators have developed the skills and learned the strategies to successfully secure funding for clinical, translational, and basic science research. All attendees will meet senior investigators who manage highly successful research programs funded by the NIH, DOD, VA, and private foundations, and who have served on NIH study sections.  Attendees who elect to submit a draft research plan have the opportunity to work one-on-one with an experienced musculoskeletal researcher who provides mentoring, discusses funding strategies and offers recommendations so essential for a successful academic career.

Attendees will learn about what impact is, the definition of NIH innovation, elements of good grants, how to write foundation and federal grants, and differences in NIH R03, R21, F32, K08/K01/K23, and R01 grants in terms of success rate and payline. This workshop will also cover clinical trials. Most importantly, provisional grants by the participants will be reviewed by faculty members at the Mock Study Section that will be chaired by Dr. James Iatridis who served as Study Section Chair at the Skeletal Biology, Structure, and Regeneration Study Section.

The program is open to junior faculty, post-doctoral researchers, clinical fellows, and residents with a commitment to pursuing an academic research career.  Basic science and clinical investigators (PhD, MD, MS) with or without training awards are also invited to attend.

Educational Goals:

  • Essential & Practical Information for Early Career Development
  • Grant Writing Strategy & Skills
  • Networking for Collaboration
  • Real Time Feedback at the Mock Study Section
  • Face-to-Face Meetings with Faculty Reviewers & NIH Officers

2015 Program Agenda

Testimonials

“I did not know anything about NIH Grants. I attended the ORS/OREF/AAOS Grant Writing Workshop in 2006. I received my first NIH R01 Grant in 2007 and second NIH R01 in 2009, both of which were renewed. I just received another NIH R01 award notice in 2015. I attribute all credits to the faculty members of the ORS/OREF/AAOS Grant Writing Workshop.”- Francis Lee, M.D., Columbia University.

“I attended the ORS/OREF/AAOS Grant Writing Workshop in 2012. I received my first R01 Grant in 2013! My provisional R01 grant was reviewed and discussed at the Mock Study Section. Real-time feedback was pivotal in improving my grant.”- Danielle Benoit, Ph.D., University of Rochester, New York.

“I attended the Workshop in 2013. My grant was discussed and revised at the Real-Time Revision Session. I received the OREF Grant in 2014”- Cynthia Emory, M.D., Wake Forest University Health Service.

Sample Grants and Resources

NIH R01 Sample Grants:  http://www.niaid.nih.gov/researchfunding/grant/Documents/Ratnerfull.pdf

(There are best samples of NIH-funded grants with perfect scores!)

NIH K08 Sample Grant:   http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/edumedia/edufiles/research/center_translational_medicine/funding/k08-summary-3.pdf

NIH Grant Strategy:           http://www.niaid.nih.gov/researchfunding/grant/strategy/pages/default.aspx

Department of Defense:    http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prorp.shtml

OREF Grants:                      http://www.oref.org/site/PageServer?pagename=grants_homepage

MTF Grant Page:                http://www.mtf.org/research_grant_programs.html

Clinical Trials Tutorial:    http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01631669

NIH RePORTER:               http://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?aid=8261682&icde=15320957

(You can search abstracts of NIH-funded research projects and PI profiles.)

NIH Statistics:                   http://report.nih.gov/success_rates/index.aspx

NIH Grant Reviewers:     http://public.csr.nih.gov/StudySections/Standing/Pages/default.aspx

(You can find out members of the NIH Grant Review Panels. Example: SBSR, SBDD, Others)

NIAMS Paylines:              http://www.niams.nih.gov/about_us/budget/funding_plan_fy2013.asp

NIH Grant Types:             http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/funding_program.htm

NIH Grant Forms:           http://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms.htm

NIH Success Rate:           http://report.nih.gov/success_rates/index.aspx

NIH Grant Gossips:        http://writedit.wordpress.com

VA System Grants:          http://www.research.va.gov/funding/

Academic Promotion:    http://sites.jhu.edu/council/transit

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/vpaa/docs/guideline.html

http://www.college.ucla.edu/personnel/handbook/asst-prof_e.htm

http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/dept/facultyaffairs/app_prom/officers_instruction.html

(List of Academic Titles & Promotion Tracks for PhDs and MDs)

Others Societies:             http://www.rjos.org/web/awards/index.htm

http://ota.org/research/research-studies/

http://www.posna.org/research/awards/researchAward.asp

http://www.aofas.org/medical-community/Pages/Research-Grants.aspx

http://www.acsm.org/find-continuing-education/awards-grants/research-grants

NIH Review Criteria:     http://grants.nih.gov/grants/peer/critiques/rpg.htm

Impact Score:                   https://grants.nih.gov/grants/peer/guidelines_general/impact_significance.pdf

Grant Forms:                   http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html

Biosketches Forms:       http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-032.html

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Eligibility

  1. Junior faculty
  2. Clinical fellows, residents, or post-doctoral researchers who are doing research and have a confirmed faculty appointment, or
  3. Basic and clinical investigators (MD, PhD, MS) with or without  training awards

Documentation

  1. Completed Application
  2. Letter of nomination from division or department chair to include description of the candidate’s work and research interest
  3. NIH Biosketch of the applicant

NIH Biosketch Template

Evaluation Criteria

  1. Potential for success as an independent investigator in musculoskeletal research
  2. Ability to benefit from the ORS/OREF/AAOS New Investigator Workshop
  3. Evidence of commitment in pursuing an academic research career in musculoskeletal research

For more information please contact Jola Lewsza at lewsza@ors.org.