The Office of Academic Training and Outreach Programs (ATOP), in collaboration with Grant Review Communities, is pleased to announce a new, four-session workshop designed to provide grant development support for researchers-in-training. Participation in this program is competitive. The application deadline is September 24, 2018 at 12:00pm.

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 2019 submission. This workshop series is geared towards those intending to submit K- (K01, K08, K23, K99/R00) and F- (F32) series NIH grant applications (or equivalent foundation grants) within 2019. Basic, clinical, behavioral and translational scientists are encouraged to participate.


  • Participants must attend all four sessions of this workshop and to participate in peer-to-peer review activities
  • Participants must submit a brief (300 word or less) statement of interest and a current CV or biosketch
  • Participants and their mentors must complete the Mentor Nomination and Agreement Form
  • Participants must be within the eligibility limits of an appropriate mentored NIH or Foundation grant mechanism

Apply by September 24, 2018 at 12:00pm

Apply for the GPS Workshop and submit your CV/statement of interest

Download the Mentor Nomination and Agreement Form (due at the beginning of Session 1 on October 9)

Applicants will be notified if they are selected for participation as soon as possible, and no later than Tuesday, October 2.

Session 1: Understanding NIH Funding Opportunities and Evaluating Readiness to Apply

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 9:00-10:30am, Colket Translational Research Building (CTRB), 3040

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Session 2: Developing Your Specific Aims

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 8:30-10:30am, CTRB 9040

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Session 3: Developing Your Biosketch and Career Development Plan

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 8:30-10:30am, CTRB 3040

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Session 4: Mock Study Section

Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 8:30-10:30am, CTRB 3040

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Peer-to-Peer Grant Review

Organized through March 2019, Details to be announced

Questions? Please contact David Taylor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..