June 27, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Johns Hopkins University, Charles Commons, Salon C
Malone Hall
3400 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218
Grant Training Center
571-257-8864 or 866-704-7268

8:30 am Introduction
9:00 am NIH Overview
10:00 am Identifying Mechanisms, Program Officers, study sections, PAs or RFAs, award
10:45 am Writing the: Hypothesis, Specific Aims, Background and Significance, Research Design, Preliminary Studies, Biographical Sketches
1:00 pm Evaluation of Specific Aims and Writing the Proposal
2:45 pm The Review Process
3:30 pm Review of Mock Grants
4:30 pm Questions & Answers

Our one-day focused workshop addresses essential NIH research resources, as well as the conversion of ideas into fundable research. Following the workshop, you will understand how to navigate the mechanisms of grant procurement, identify the critical sections of successful proposals, and demonstrate the excellence and innovation that propels your research beyond other submissions. You will also understand the diversity of the study sections and comprehend how to respond to various NIH guidelines.

Your training covers the overall strategic plan for writing proposals, including: statement of significance, hypothesis, specific aims, approach, key personnel, and budgets. Our instructors will engage you in interactive exercises, lectures, and discussions so you can better understand how to research, write, and develop your individual research proposals.

Our curriculum targets:
•Young Investigators seeking to acquire the techniques to research and draft winning NIH grant proposals
•Senior researchers and grant writers looking to polish existing skills and receive updates about NIH funding trends

You will learn how to:
•Find the appropriate program and grant mechanism for your idea
•Read and interpret RFAs
•Address the NIH proposal guidelines
•Identify and effectively write the key elements of a proposal
•Integrate each component of the grant into the final product
•Develop focused and realistic budgets
•Package a professional grant submission
•Understand the NIH scoring system and peer review process
•Use what happens in a study section to your advantage
•Write winning grants that stand out from the competition

Dr. Fatah Kashanchi trained in Dr. John Brady’s lab at NIH/NCI from 1991-1998 and published more than 30 papers during his postdoc and senior investigator tenure. His research interests include both Genomics and Proteomics of HIV-1 and HTLV-1 infected cells. Research in Kashanchi’s lab has been funded by various internal and external sources including Selective Excellence, Keck, Snyder, Sinsheimer, Cyclacel, and more than 10 NIH grants, where he is the Principal Investigator. Since his departure from NIH in 1998, Dr. Kashanchi has obtained over $12 million of independent funding. He has 185 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals, 9 book chapters, is an NIH study section member (7 independent study sections), as well as reviewer for 14 different journals.

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