GRANT PROPOSAL WRITING SEMINARS


Write Winning Grant Proposals Seminar

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Vontz Auditorium


This widely acclaimed seminar comprehensively addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the proposal-writing process. It is designed for Faculty and mentored clinician/scientists preparing to write a competitive extramural research grant proposal. Emphasis is given to such things as idea development, identification of the most appropriate granting agency, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies that are of proven value in presenting an applicant's case to reviewers. Participants are taught to organize their presentations into a linear progression of logic, which leads reviewers through their applications. It is stressed that applicants are writing for two different audiences--the assigned reviewers, who have read the application in its entirety, and those who have read little, if anything, before the review meeting.  Strategies designed to develop advocacy and a fundable priority score from both audiences are presented.


Registration
Registration for this seminar is limited to Faculty and mentored clinician/scientists only. The fee for the seminar is $150.  A workbook is included. Registration is online [Register Online]. Three workbooks are available. Select the appropriate one from these choices:

  1. NIH workbook provides step-by-step strategies to write an NIH grant proposal appealing to reviewers at NIH. Includes the Forms C update and Biosketch supplement information.

  2. NSF identifies the steps to prepare for Fast Lane submission of grant proposals.

  3. Any Agency is applicable for submission to agencies other than NIH or NSF.

You will receive your workbook the day of the seminar.


The final date to register for the Write Winning Grant Proposals seminar is Friday, March 17, 2017. Seating is limited. Checks (payable to the University of Cincinnati) or a UC departmental NIU with participant’s full name must be sent to Dawn O’Neill, Office of Research, ML 0663 or P.O Box 210663, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0663 no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 17, 2017. Cash and credit cards are not accepted.


NIH Career Development Award Proposal Seminar

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
8:30 a.m. – noon
Vontz Auditorium


This seminar is for Career Development Award (CDA) candidates. It is limited to Faculty and mentored clinician/scientists. Emphasis is placed on the "partnering" between the candidate and mentor that is necessary for one of these proposals to be successful. The kinds of CDAs that are highlighted include the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) mentored K Awards, and the NIH’s Ruth L. Kirschstein F32 National Research Service Award for individual postdoctoral fellows. Positioning for success in advance of writing the proposal, tips and strategies that help to ensure a successful application and principles/fundamentals applicable to any agency’s CDA are taught.


Registration
There is no fee for this seminar but you must have attended the Write Winning Grants Seminar in the past 2 years (2016 or 2017). Registration is online [Register Online].


The final date to register for the NIH Career Development Award seminar is Friday, March 17, 2017.


Grant Writing: Getting Started


Wednesday, April 19, 2017
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Vontz Auditorium


This is a new half-day seminar on how to begin the grant writing process. The seminar will cover basic information, such as how to develop a fundable idea, the fundamentals of a grant, how to write for reviewers, and preparation of the application.


Registration
This seminar is intended for New/Early Stage Investigators, Graduate Students or Postdocs with no prior grant writing experience. Fee $100.00. No prerequisite. A workbook is included. Registration is online [Register Online].

Three workbooks are available. Select the appropriate one from these choices:

  1. NIH workbook provides step-by-step strategies to write an NIH grant proposal appealing to reviewers at NIH. Includes the Forms C update and Biosketch supplement information.

  2. NSF identifies the steps to prepare for Fast Lane submission of grant proposals with information about submission changes made in 2013.

  3. Any Agency is applicable for submission to agencies other than NIH or NSF.

You will receive your workbook the day of the seminar.

Note: If you are attending the all-day Write Winning Grant Proposals Seminar you do NOT need to attend this seminar. This information will be included in the day-long workshop

The final date to register for the Write Winning Grants seminar is Friday, March 17, 2017. Seating is limited. Checks (payable to the University of Cincinnati) or a UC departmental NIU with participant’s full name must be sent to Dawn O’Neill, Office of Research, ML 0663 or P.O Box 210663, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0663 no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 17, 2017. Cash and credit cards are not accepted.


Intensive Grant-Writing Workshop


Pre-proposal due: Summer, 2017
Grants due: After Oct. 1, 2017


There is no fee for this workshop. Participants are required to attend the Write Winning Grants Seminar on April 21, 2015 or April 19, 2016 or April 18, 2017. Those chosen to participate are required to submit their grant applications after Oct. 1, 2017.

Phase I is the Write Winning Grant Proposals seminar (see above). For the Intensive Grant Writing Workshop, up to a maximum of 20 participants are chosen competitively from those who attended the 2015, 2016 or 2017 WWG seminar. Participants are selected jointly by the Office of Research and Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops (GWSW) using procedures and criteria provided by GWSW.


Phase II is guided by the Grant Application Writer’s Workbook which systematically shepherds participants through the development of their applications section by section. Recommendations are provided regarding how a strong application can be written to any granting agency while, at the same time, competing academic priorities are managed.


The program has three objectives for each participant:


1) to write and submit the best application of which s/he is capable;

2) to better understand the dynamics and psychology of the review process; and


3) to develop an appreciation for the importance of constructive criticism from colleagues as an important part of the proposal-development process.


Communications between the consultant and participants will be via email and will ensure ample one-on-one time so that specific needs of individuals are met. Either new or revised applications to federal, state, private and/or industry can be accommodated. Assistance in responding to prior reviews is provided to those who are writing revisions.


Registration
Applications will not be accepted until after April 20, 2017. Faculty must contact Dawn O’Neill at dawn.oneill@uc.edu after that date if interested. Online registration is not available for this program.