March 9, 2018
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

With support received from MTF Biologics

This popular course is offered for new investigators to learn the art of grant writing. This course is ideal for investigators who are in the process of writing their first grant proposal. Experts will offer strategies for writing a compelling Aims page, developing a strong approach to test an exciting hypothesis, using preliminary data and supporting documents to present a cohesive final grant proposal. A mock study section provides a first-hand look at what is involved in NIH peer review. Lunch and a post-course networking reception are included in the registration fee.

Registration required: $125

If you have already registered for the ORS 2018 Annual Meeting but wish to add this or any other additional event to your registration, please email [email protected]. Please put “Event” in the subject line of your email. 

Identifying Funding Opportunities

New Investigator Grant Opportunities

Introduction to NIH – Understanding the Basics

NIH Grant Formats (F, K, R03, R21, and R01 awards)

Strategic Grant Writing: From Concept to Completion

Overview of Grant Writing Process and Strategies

Developing Your Proposal Concept

NIH Review Process, Criteria, and Scoring

Grant Application Components

Specific Aims and Hypothesis

Significance and Innovation

Research Design, Methods, Preliminary Data

Grant Review Process

Using Supporting Document to Strengthen Your Grant

Mock Study Section (review of K and R01 applications)

Next Steps:  Summary Statements, Revisions, and Funding

Interpreting Summary Statements & Responding to Reviews

Making the Most of your Funded Grant

Perspectives on Successful Grant Writing

Networking Reception and Individual Questions