About this Event
[IMPORTANT NOTE: due to rising COVID cases, and to accommodate those who may have health or family issues that would prevent them from attending in person, these seminars will be offered in an entirely virtual format. Specific information will be provided via email after the registration deadline.]
The Office of Research has invited Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops back to campus to deliver two seminars on writing winning NIH grant proposals: Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals (full day) and Write Winning K-Award Proposals (half day). Both are open to faculty and postdocs interested in applying to NIH. The deadline for registration is September 3rd. Participants may register for both seminars or for the first one only. The Office of Research is covering the costs of the seminar, but participants or their departments will be responsible for purchasing the required workbook (~$90).
Logistics and other information will be provided to registrants after registration closes on Sept. 3.
Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
This seminar will focus on proposal writing for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), teaching participants how to do the “extra” things that can make the difference between being funded versus not. Participants are taught to write with a linear progression of logic, which leads reviewers through an application without them knowing that they are being led. Emphasis is placed on the fact that applicants are writing for two different audiences – the assigned reviewers, who read the application in its entirety, and non-assigned reviewers who may read little, or none, of the proposal before the meeting of the review panel. All participants receive an extensive handout, as well as a copy of NIH-focused edition of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook. The workbook is designed to facilitate application of what is learned in the seminar to the writing of each attendee’s individual grant proposal.
Write Winning K-Award Proposals
Thursday, Sept. 23, 8:30 a.m. - noon.
This half-day seminar is for Career Development Award (CDA) candidates and their mentors. It emphasizes the required partnership between candidate, mentor and institution that makes these proposals successful, resulting in funding and protected time for research and training. Content of the seminar includes how review criteria can be used to inform the writing of a CDA application; the kinds of research and training that should be proposed, tips and strategies for obtaining reference letters; selecting and getting the most from a mentoring team, and much, much more.
This is not a stand-alone half-day seminar. Attendance at this seminar assumes information learned at the Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals seminar, so it is important to attend that seminar before attending this one. All participants will receive an extensive handout, and will already have received a copy of The Grant Application Writer's Workbook – NIH Version at the previous day’s seminar.
About Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops: Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops was founded by academic researchers, to provide other academic investigators with formal training in how to write competitive grant proposals. Emphasis is placed on doing the “extra” things that can make the difference between being funded versus not. Regardless of the target agency, participants are taught to write with a linear progression of logic, which leads reviewers through an application without them knowing that they are being led. Emphasis is placed on the fact that applicants are writing for two different audiences – the assigned reviewers, who read the application in its entirety, and non-assigned reviewers who may read little, or none, of the proposal before the meeting of the review panel.
About the Presenter: Dr. Lauren Broyles received her doctoral degree from The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. She then completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in Health Services Research with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at the VA’s Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion in Pittsburgh. Her research interests have been in addiction health services, particularly the prevention and management of alcohol and opioid use disorders in general inpatient and primary care settings. For 5 years, Dr. Broyles taught an intensive two-semester proposal-writing course at the University of Pittsburgh for physicians and PhDs from across the health sciences preparing their first R- or K-series applications. She has been the recipient of competitive extramural funding from NIH, Veterans Administration, and nonfederal foundation sources. She has been a member of federal grant review panels, and served as an Associate Editor for the journal Substance Abuse. In addition, she has regularly been recognized for excellence in research, teaching, and mentoring.