The Office of Academic Training and Outreach Programs (ATOP), in collaboration with Grant Review Communities, is pleased to announce applications are now open for a multi-session workshop designed to provide grant development support for researchers-in-training. This workshop series is geared towards those intending to submit K- (K01, K08, K22, K23, K99/R00) and F- (F32) series NIH grant applications or equivalent foundation grants within 2020. Basic, clinical, behavioral and translational scientists are encouraged to participate.

Questions about GPS? Join us at a Grant Proposal Readiness Information Session (open to all!)

Date: January 16, 2020
Time: 1:00-2:30pm
Location: Colket Translational Research Building (CTRB), Room 4040, 4th Floor


Participants in the Grant Proposal Success (GPS) Workshop will receive instruction in the development of key components of the application and a timeline to ensure that applications are completed in time for a 2020 submission. Participation in this program is competitive, and space is limited. The deadline for application is January 20, 2020. Participants must submit an application and have a signed mentor agreement form to be eligible for this program. Mentor agreement forms will be distributed to accepted participants.

The GPS Workshop will include interactive events led by Matthew Weitzman, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. These structured workshops will be followed by informal peer-to-peer grant review sessions. All candidates must commit to full program participation.

View eligibility information and apply

  • Orientation and Developing Your Specific Aims
    • Wednesday, February 26, 9:00-11:00am
  • eSPA Training Session and Sponsored Projects Officer Meet and Greet  
    • Thursday, March 12, 9:30-10:30am
  • Developing Your Biosketch, Career Development Plan, and Research Strategy
    • Wednesday, March 25, 9:00-11:00am
  • Group Review and Open Question & Answer
    • Wednesday, April 22, 9:00-11:00am
  • Mock Study Section
    • Monday, May 11, 8:30-10:30am
  • Mentored Grant Review
    • Organized May through July of 2020
  • Peer-to-Peer Grant Review
    • Self-organized in between each session

Room locations will be made available to participants upon acceptance into the program.

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