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NIH Grant Training Seminar: "How to Obtain Peer-Reviewed NIH Research Grants"

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Presented by The Grant Training Center
Nov 28, 2012   8:30 am  
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NIH Grant Training Seminar: "How to Obtain Peer-Reviewed NIH Research Grants"

This one-day seminar is geared for junior faculty, students, and administrators who are beginning the process of submitting grants to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It is also relevant for seasoned researchers who wish to refresh their knowledge of the new NIH requirements and the peer review process. Ultimately, the focus is to assist all who wish to submit winning research proposals to the NIH.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Find the appropriate program and grant mechanism for your idea
  • Read and interpret RFAs
  • Identify and avoid common pitfalls of a grant
  • Develop an irresistible idea for your grant application
  • Address the pieces of the request for proposal
  • Maximize your application for competitiveness
  • Package the proposal in the requested format
  • Understand the new scoring system and the review process
  • Learn what actually happens in the study section
  • Search for the appropriate study sections for submissions
  • Decipher pink sheets: the inevitable resubmission
  • Build an airtight case for funding
  • Discern the art of the budget

Presenter: Dr. Robert Freishtat is currently a Principal Investigator in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Children's National Medical Center. He is also serves on the faculty of the Departments of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, and Integrative Systems Biology in the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC. His research interests include systems biology investigations of childhood asthma and drug development for sepsis. Dr. Freishtat's laboratory is currently funded by grants from NIH (5 as principal or co-investigator) and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Dr. Freishtat is the Secretary-Tressurer of the American Federation for Medical Research and an active member of the American Thoracic Society. He has authored over 30 articles and book chapters in the fields of asthma, sepsis, and emergency medicine and reviews for six different journals.

Space is limited, and since this class fills-up quickly, it is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Workshop Fee: $375.00 (including tuition, materials, certificate of completion, and continental breakfast and lunch)

To register, please visit: or call toll free at (866) 704-7268 or (571) 257-8864

Additionally, a Writing & Designing NSF Proposals Workshop is also going to be held at University of Illinois at Chicago on November 29, 2012. Get a discount of $155 on registration for both workshops (Call us for the discount): Each person can register for either NIH or NSF for the price of $375. If a person registers for both, the price is $595 (discount of $155). *Please contact Grant Training Center for the discount code. For participants who have already registered for the NIH, this discount also applies if you register for the NSF workshop.

University of Illinois is not endorsing or sponsoring the activities conducted by The Grant Training Center. The relationship between the University of Illinois and The Grant Training Center is solely that of licensor and licensee.


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