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The University of Utah Grant Writing Coaching Groups Study 

Are you an early stage researcher ready to write a new or revised NIH-style proposal and interested in receiving coaching support while you write? If so, we invite you to apply for participation in the University of Utah Grant Writing Coaching Research Study, funded by the NIH Common Fund (grant U01 GM132366; administered by the NIGMS). This study will compare variations of an established grant writing group coaching process to identify features that influence its effectiveness.

Key Dates for Cohort 3:

  • Study applications due: October 30,2020
  • Acceptance into study confirmed: December 2, 2020
  • Study kickoff: January 13-15, 2021
  • Initial group coaching period: January – May 2021 (8 sessions + mock review session)
  • Applicant’s planned grant proposal submission date: May-July 2021 (preferred) or Sept-Nov 2021

Key Dates for Cohorts 4-6: TBD

Intervention Activities

  • All participants: 2-day virtual kickoff event, 8 virtual group coaching sessions over 5 months, virtual mock study section
  • Half of participants: Randomized to receive additional 18 months of one-on-one coaching to support proposal (re)submission
  • Baseline and periodic followup surveys/interviews for 24 months ($90 in gift certificates for completing all assessments)


  • Advanced postdoctoral fellows or faculty on a career trajectory to become an NIH-funded independent investigator
  • Actively developing a new or revised K-, R- or SC-series NIH proposal (or similar national-level proposal) with an intended submission date 6-10 months after the kickoff