What is the program structure?
First, applicants will be paired with one or more senior faculty member mentors, who will read and comment on each section as it is drafted throughout the summer. Second, participants will attend 5 half day meetings throughout the summer. Meetings will include the participants, organizer, and sometimes other senior researchers. Meetings will be a few weeks apart to accommodate time for revisions and commenting. Exact times will be scheduled once participants are selected, but the weeks will be: June 18, July 9, July 30, Aug 12, Sep 2. Third, participants will participate in a mock, NIH study section review at the end of the summer which will provide insight on the nature of the scientific review process.
Submit your application
- Complete the application form. This includes uploading draft Specific Aims page and an NIH biosketch.
Grant Writing Program Application Form
- Applications are due May 15. However, take note of the timing of the next bullet point:
- Applicants are expected to attend the CSDE Spring NIH grants panel, May 1, 2018, 2-4 pm in Suzzallo Library’s Smith Room. This will be a Q&A panel designed to introduce the components of the NIH application process, detail the services that CSDE provides for that process, and present experienced faculty members’ tips and insights. If you have a conflict for this panel, please inform us beforehand so that we can make alternative arrangements.
If applications exceed capacity, then priority will be given to:
- CSDE affiliates and trainees
- Junior faculty members or new investigators (those seeking their first major external grant)
- Other criteria include evaluations of the proposed research questions’ importance and relevance to population science, the feasibility of the proposed work, and the applicant’s ability to conduct the work
Guidance in preparing your application:
- The main requests (“parent announcements”) for proposals for NIH’s main funding mechanisms, which include all of the official rules for submission, can be found at:
- Guidance on writing Specific Aims is here and here. Note that the expectations will change depending on the mechanism you are applying for; check the parent announcement for your mechanism. If you would like examples of Specific Aims, please contact Steve Goodreau (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Instructions and examples for the biosketch are here.
Please contact Steve Goodreau (email@example.com) for all questions.