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The Art of Successful Grantsmanship Workshop on April 29: What You Need to Know Before You Write

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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 grants.

The Art of Successful Grantsmanship: What You Need to Know Before You Write

Wednesday April 29th, 2015

Room: 114-118 AAB

Time: 4:00-7:00PM (dinner provided)

Facilitator- Anthony L. DePass, PhD

Professor, Long Island University-Brooklyn

Click here to RSVP

Workshop Description:

The 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.

Participants 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.

Participants 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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