Summer 2023 dates: Livestream, online training July 10-11, 2023; 11:00am - ~6:00pm EDT.
The NIH Grant Writing Boot Camp is a two-day intensive boot camp combining lectures, hands-on activities, and discussions to demystify the NIH application process. This training will prepare participants to submit an NIH grant proposal that turns reviewers into advocates, positioning the applicant for success.
The 2-day NIH Grant Writing Boot Camp: Building a Strong Foundation for Funding Success will provide comprehensive training that supplies researchers with the tools to write persuasive, effective grant proposals. Through a combination of seminars, discussions, examples, and hands-on activities, with a particular focus on navigating between-the-lines on how to tailor your proposals to grant reviewers, this training will orient you to all aspects of the academic funding process (i.e., grant writing and grant strategizing), including:
How to identify and apply for the right funding opportunities with the NIH (and beyond);
How to position your research and yourself to make reviewers your research advocates;
How to target your application to the right place at the right time; and
How to write clearly, effectively, and persuasively when telling your scientific story.
Audience and Requirements
Investigators from any institution and from all career stages are welcome to attend, and we particularly encourage trainees and early-stage investigators to participate. No prior experience in preparing or submitting NIH grant applications is necessary. However, each participant should be prepared to share* and work on an NIH Specific Aims page and an NIH biosketch. Participants who have not previously written an NIH-style Aims page and/or biosketch will have an opportunity to draft their page and receive initial feedback ahead of the on-site workshop. There are no other requirements to attend the NIH Grant Writing Boot Camp.
*Hands-on activities will use participant aims pages, and we therefore request that all participants respect the confidentiality of other attendees. Any participant who prefers not to share their research ideas may create a mock aims page to use during the workshop.
Sheila M. Cherry, PhD, Co-Founder, CareerVolt; Founder, Fresh Eyes Editing (now closed).
Jessica K. Lerch, PhD, Co-Founder, CareerVolt; Founder, Significance, Innovation, Impact.
April R.S. Gocha, PhD, Founder, Contrast Science Communications.
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Capacity is limited. Paid registration is required to attend.