Author: Charlotte Anthony | Category: Career Development | April 21, 2015
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the
Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD: R25GM095480) program will
host a grant writing workshop aimed at training
students from all disciplines in strategies for producing successful
“The Art of Successful
Grantsmanship: What You Need to Know Before You Write”
Wednesday April 29th,
4:00-7:00PM (dinner provided)
Facilitator- Anthony L. DePass, PhD
Long Island University-Brooklyn
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information presented will familiarize participants with the type of experience
that translates into success in funding (Ginter et al. 2011) and how to obtain
such experience. For example, when the participants are introduced to the
grant review processes of NIH and NSF, they learn the connections between the
review process and effective grantsmanship. This is evident in looking at
an NIH review panel activity where the part of the proposal that is most likely
to be read by most reviewers is the Specific Aims. The structure,
language and form of this one part of the proposal will then have to be written
and constructed in ways that serve not as an abstract but an almost complete
document from which the reviewer can see Significance, Approach, Innovation,
Environment and information about the suitability of the Investigator.
will learn the importance of recognizing the criteria for review and aligning
all aspects of the proposal with these criteria. Participants will see video
excerpts from a mock review panel meeting where they will have all the players
(PO, SRO, Chair etc) identified with their roles explained. Participants
will learn how to shepherd their own fellowship application and how to
leverage communication opportunities with these players into
familiarity that results in higher funding.
will also learn about the activities that they can participate in that
influence funding rates. In a study of 83,000 proposals from over 40,000
unique investigators, a variety of variables were explored and their impact on
grant awards determined. Participants will learn from these outcomes the type
of experiences they MUST seek, even as graduate students and postdocs, that
will benefit them most in this critical area of success.
Prior grant-writing experience is not
required but the delineation of an idea in the form of a short abstract is
advised to enhance active participation and to gain maximal benefit.
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