Write Winning Grants Seminar

The TraCS Institute is pleased to announce a 1-day seminar titled “Write Winning Grants” taught by Dr. Stephen Russell on Friday, Aug. 6. This program will consist of both didactic material and practical exercises and will focus on the submission of NIH-type proposals.

When Aug 06, 2010
from 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Where MBRB G202
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In addition to addressing both the practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the fundamentals of the proposal-writing process, this seminar includes the changes, “Peer Review Enhancement” that NIH announced in January 2009. These changes will completely change the formatting and review of NIH research-grant proposals, not only technically, but philosophically.

Topics covered include the following:

  • The switch to the 9-point evaluation scale
  • Greater emphasis on quality of content and less on detailed descriptions of what will be done
  • Greater emphasis on funding the applications of New/Early Stage Investigators
  • Standardization and shortening of reviews
  • Greater emphasis on the fastest path to funding: the decision to reapply or switch to a new idea
  • Shortening of the length of the Research Plan, with elimination of sections for review of literature and presentation of preliminary data
  • Linkage of sections of the application to each of the five core review criteria

Price: $100 - cost includes course material (book & handout) and lunch

To register, visit http://cfx.research.unc.edu/res_classreg/browse_single.cfm?New=1&event_id=22599. Please note registration for this course will close on July 15.

The NC TraCS Institute is the academic home of the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For more information about NC TraCS programs and services, call us at (919) 966-6022, email us at nctracs@unc.edu, or visit us online at tracs.unc.edu.