Friday, February 7, 2020
Phoenix, Arizona

Specific Aims Lab

The specific aims page is considered by most to be the most important page of a grant application. Faculty will discuss specific aims pages submitted by each attendee and help attendees revise and improve their ideas and presentation.

Specific aims page must be submitted by December 1, 2019

Mock NIH Study Section

Faculty will review a subset of grants submitted by the registrants, following the same procedures used at NIH study sections.

Although the focus of the workshop is on NIH R01 applications, attendees are encouraged to submit a proposal they are currently working on, including OREF research proposals, NIH R21 proposals, and NIH K-award proposal. Applications will be assigned to faculty, who will review and discuss your grant proposal with you if it is not selected to be reviewed during a mock study section.

Only grants submitted by September 10, 2019 will be reviewed.

Networking and Real-Time Feedback

This workshop provides numerous opportunities to network and get feedback from faculty, including working lunches, networking receptions, and small group discussions.

NIH Officers Participation

Officers from the NIH will participate in the workshop by giving presentations, answering questions, networking, and contributing to the mock study section.


Attendees will be assigned faculty member/mentor for discussion of their career paths, submitted specific aims and/or research proposals, and networking.

More information coming soon!