Grant Writing Webinar Series for Institutions Building Research and Research Training Capacity

Join us for a three-part webinar series designed for faculty and sponsored programs/ research development personnel at institutions building research and research training capacity.

During the webinars, we will share suggestions for navigating the process of seeking NIH funding. You will also learn considerations for determining research idea and grant writing readiness, selecting opportunities to apply for, effectively writing your grant application and seeking appropriate feedback. See below for more on the topics covered in each webinar.

Registration is required to attend. The webinars will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing after the event. You may also register if you cannot attend but would like to be notified when the recordings are posted.

Webinar 1 - Before Writing: Faculty Readiness and Submission Considerations

Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 2:00-3:15 p.m. ET

  • Factors for determining research idea and grant writing readiness and timing
  • Managing expectations around the timing of grant writing and submitting
  • Understanding funding opportunity announcements and NIH forms and instructions
  • Common pitfalls that result from insufficient time or planning or when applying to a funding opportunity that is not a good fit

Webinar 2 – Determining Whether a Funding Opportunity is Right for You

Monday, September 26, 2022, 2:00-3:15 p.m. ET

  • Considering where your NIH application will go: institute and study section selection
  • Identifying and contacting NIH program officers: what to ask and how
  • How to write an effective Specific Aims page

Webinar 3 – Writing a Competitive Application

Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 2:00-3:15 p.m. ET

  • How to acquire and structure the feedback needed to develop a strong application
  • Effective practices for grant writing and revising
  • The NIH funding decision process: review panels, scoring, summary statements, and funding decisions.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Dr. Sydella Blatch.


Resources for the NIGMS Grant Writing Webinar Series

These resources address frequently asked questions from the webinar series and provide additional helpful information.

NIH Grants Process Overview

The NIH Peer Review Process

Becoming a Peer Reviewer for NIH

About the Use of Hyperlinks

For Foreign Applicants

The R15 and R16 Funding Opportunities

  • R15 - AREA and REAP
  • R16 - SuRE and SuRE First
  • Published Articles

    Monte, A.A., & Libby, A.M. (2018). Introduction to the Specific Aims Page of a Grant Proposal. Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, 25(9), 1042. https://doi.org/10.1111/acem.13419

    The external links from this webpage provide additional information that is consistent with the intended purpose of this site. NIGMS cannot attest to the accuracy or accessibility of a nonfederal site.