116 NIDCR Essentials in Grant Writing

Friday, March 23, 2012: 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Session Type: Hands-on Workshop
4.5 CE hours
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Sponsored by: NIDCR
Description: This workshop comprehensively addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the proposal-writing process: idea development, identification of the most appropriate granting agency, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies that are of proven value in presenting an applicant's case to reviewers. The program covers the recent changes in how grant proposals to NIH are written and reviewed. Special emphasis is given to teaching new investigators how to write a grant application. The program content is appropriate for senior graduate students, post-doctoral research fellows, and non-tenure track faculty members who aspire to tenure track and others who have never written a successful grant application. Participants are taught to write with a linear progression of logic, which leads reviewers through their applications. It is stressed that applicants are writing for two different audiences – the assigned reviewers, who have read the application in its entirety, and non-assigned reviewers who may have read little or nothing of the proposal before the meeting of the review panel. Strategies designed to merit a fundable priority score are emphasized. This program is financially supported by the NIDCR.
Learning Objectives:
Basic understanding of tips and tricks for writing a successful grant application
Overview of NIH organizational structure and grants process - application, review and award
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