This course consists of an online set of lectures culminating in a full day interactive workshop. The online lectures will cover the basics for writing a compelling grant application. The workshop will then provide an opportunity for participants to prepare, revise, and review a specific aims page or a full proposal with expert faculty.
The online portion of the course consists of 28 individual lectures with 8 learning modules and a total of 9 hours of learning.
- Each individual lecture is approximately 10 – 15 minutes in length.
- The online course is designed to be taken in chronological order. Of course, you can listen and revisit each module as often as you’d like.
- This course offers office hours with faculty, an informal Q&A with selected faculty and live webinars. Details will be sent to all course participants at a later date.
The in-person portion of the course will take place the day before the ORS Annual Meeting.
- Participants will have the opportunity to submit specific aims pages or full proposals prior to the meeting.
- During a “Specific Aims Lab,” participants will discuss and revise their specific aims pages in small groups with individual faculty.
- During a “Mock Study Section,” a subset of proposals submitted by participants will be reviewed, mimicking the process of NIH Study Section review.
- There will be networking and mentoring opportunities throughout the day for participants.
The program is taught by a diverse and multi-disciplinary faculty including engineers, biologists, and orthopaedic surgeons who have been successful in obtaining federal research funding. The faculty will offer practical insights on designing impactful basic, translational, and clinical grant proposals, with an emphasis on how to effectively communicate ideas to reviewers. Visit this page to view the disclosures for this course.
Who would benefit from this course?
This program provides the orthopaedic research community of residents, surgeons, basic scientists, and engineers with the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to write a successful grant application. All career levels and disciplines in the field of musculoskeletal research and research relating to orthopaedics will benefit from the course.
In-Person Course Content* (Part 2)
ORS 2023 Annual Meeting
Friday, February 2, 2024
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Part II of our popular LearnORS Art of Grant Writing online course is the interactive portion of the course, occurring at the Annual Meeting. Participants will be paired with experienced mentors to go over their proposals and provide valuable feedback on the art of grant writing. The interactive day-long course includes a Specific Page Aims Lab providing participants with the opportunity to prepare and revise a specific aims page, the most important page of the grant application. In addition, a subset of full grants submitted by registrants will be reviewed during a LIVE Mock NIH Study Section. Additional didactics highlight important concepts to supplement the Part I LearnORS materials. The day ends with a networking reception. Don’t miss out on the networking and mentoring opportunities and the real time feedback you will receive from faculty and NIH officers.
We encourage you to take Part I (online lectures) prior to participating in the Part II to ensure maximum success! Full grant proposals will be accepted for review only from registrants who have participated in Part I of this course.
*Part 2 requires separate registration upon registering for the Annual Meeting.