NRMN Southeast Training Event @ Washington, DC – Kickoff

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Program Kickoff: October 28-29, 2017

This program is for undergraduates, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty who are ready to write and working towards an NIH proposal (F-, K-, R-awards).  Mentees who are resubmitting grants are encouraged to join as well.

Faculty, postdocs and those NIH considers trainees/mentees will engage in training that provides a structured group sequence focused on teaching trainees rhetorical patterns and effective writing techniques for NIH-style proposals.

Developed at Northwestern University, this model involves:

  • 2-day intensive workshop involving peer and coach reviews
  • One-to-one coaching sessions
  • Follow up online weekly or bi-weekly group coaching sessions to support progress on the grant application

Trainees will develop their skills across the following areas and/or produce the following:

  • Writing approaches from the perspective of rhetorical patterns, and a deconstructed view of how to approach writing for multiple levels and types of reviewers at the same time.
  • For individuals writing Career Development Awards (such as F32, K99/R00, K01, K08, K23, etc.), insights and skills for constructing and writing the other parts of the proposal such as descriptions of prior research, career development plans and mentoring teams.
  • An NIH grant submission at the end of the program or soon thereafter. Based on past experience, it is not uncommon to get into a group and discover that some are not as ready as they envisioned due to unclear research designs, insufficient preliminary data, and/or a need to complete current work to get publications to demonstrate productivity. In these cases, a person may pull back from continued active writing for a period of time, with the option to rejoin the current or a future group.

Program Director:
Jeff Engler, PhD

Please contact with questions about the NRMN SETH program.