A randomized controlled study will evaluate the effectiveness of a developmental network (DN) informed coaching intervention on the research productivity of ESIs including those from under-represented groups. We will recruit 220 ESIs who commit to submitting at least one NIH grant application within 12 months of completing the grant writing training/coaching. Each cohort will be invited to a 2-day orientation, followed by grant writing and coaching in the virtual Health Equity Learning Collaboratory (EQ-Collaboratory), culminating with a Mock Study Section.
Each investigator will be matched with a coach and other peers. Each coaching group will be matched by discipline and will meet for a 9-month period. During this time trainees will receive rigorous critique on their writing from both their coach as well as peers as part of SETH’s Coaching Institute. Additionally, the Health Equity Learning Collaboratory will facilitate engagement in the coaching groups.