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Multi-Week Course: How to Win an NIH Grant

6/22/2016 to 7/6/2016
When: Wednesdays: 6/22, 6/29, 7/6
2:00 - 3:30pm ET
Where: Online Webinar
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How to Win an NIH grant

Facilitator: Lucy Deckard

This webinar series is meant for faculty researchers who are new to NIH and will focus on how to compete successfully for funding at NIH. Each webinar will last approximate 45 minutes with an additional 30 minutes for exercises and Q&A. Brief outlines of each session are given below.


Week 1: Understanding NIH and Finding Your Home

  • NIH Basics: Mission, Organization, and Funding Mechanisms
  • Identifying funding opportunities: PAs, RFAs, Parent Announcements, K grants, and more
  • Anticipating new funding directions: the Concepts process
  • Identifying the right IC and study section
  • Talking to your NIH program officer 

Week 2: Writing Your Proposal

  • Preliminary Data: How much do you need and how do you use it?
  • Crafting your Specific Aims: Best practices and common mistakes to avoid
  • Writing your NIH Research Strategy component, section by section

Week 3: Finishing Your Application and Interpreting Reviews

  • Budgets, biosketches, and other application components
  • The review process and scoring
  • Interpreting reviews
  • Revising and resubmitting your application

About the Facilitator


Lucy Deckard is a consultant for Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC. She previously worked in research development at Texas A&M University for 8 years, most recently serving as Associate Director of the university's Office of Proposal Development. She has helped to develop and write successful proposals to NSF, NIH, the Department of Education, the Department of Defense, and other agencies and foundations, including proposals for large institutional and center-level grants. In addition, she directed the university's New Faculty Initiative, helping new faculty to jumpstart their research by helping them to identify funding opportunities, develop a strategy for pursuing funding, understand funding agencies, and learn how to write competitive proposals.  She also worked with faculty in Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions and Minority Serving Institutions across the Texas A&M System. Before joining Texas A&M, she worked as a research engineer in industry for 16 years, obtaining funding from DoD, DARPA and the Department of Energy.  

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