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WVCTSI Virtual Grant Writing Workshop: Developing a Competitive NIH Application

Learn about the many NIH funding mechanisms including Fellowship (F Awards), Career Development (K Awards) and Research Program Grants (R Awards), the NIH grant review process and strategies on how to prepare a successful grant application for these awards.

This grant writing workshop is designed for trainees, including graduate and professional students in the health sciences, Postdoctoral Fellows, Residents and Fellows, and Early Stage Investigator Faculty. Questions can be directed to Jodie Saunders.

Those interested can register here for any and all sessions. Detailed information on each session can be found below.

Presented by:

Robert Milner, PhD - Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California     

Joan Lakoski, PhD - WVCTSI Director of Investigator Development



Thursday, March 10, 2022                         

 9:00 am to 11:00 am - Steps to a Competitive Application                                           

  • Introduction to the NIH and the NIH review process
  • Observe a study section in action (Mock Study Section)
  • Planning your application: Steps to the pay line


Friday, March 11, 2022

9:00 am to 10:00 am - Know Your K: K01, K08 and K23 Awards                                  

  • NIH Mentored Career Development Awards for basic and clinical investigators


10:00 am to 11:00 am - Know Your K99/R00: Postdoctoral Trainee Career Transition      

  • NIH Pathways to Independence Award


Thursday, March 17, 2022

 9:00 am to 10:00 am - Know Your NRSA: Fellowship Awards (F Series)                    

  • NIH Individual Fellowships for pre- and post-doctoral trainees


10:00 am to 11:00 am - Your First R: NIH Research Project Grants                                   

  • Learn about the R03, R21 and R01 grants and strategies for a competitive application


Friday, March 18, 2022

9:00 am to 11:00 am - Writing Effective Specific Aims                                                       

  • An interactive session and participants will draft a Specific Aims page


Register Here