Grant Writing Workshop
Monday, Sept 26, 2005 - Friday, Sept 30, 2005
Trường Ðại Học Y Dược TP. Hồ Chí Minh
(The University of Medicine & Pharmacy at Hochiminh City)
Ho Chi Minh City, VietNam
Grant Writing Workshop
Workshop Website: http://www.bioinfohelpdesk.org/GrantWritingSep2005/index.html [Opens in New Browser]
This workshop will provide researchers in the biomedical sciences with an introduction to basic principles of writing grant applications for research funding. The focus will be on how to prepare grant applications for submission to the US National Institutes of Health. However, most of the information to be presented will be applicable to a broad range of international funding agencies. The lecture is open to the public. Registration and lecture attendance will guarantee a free copy of the printed workshop materials. The practical will be closed to individuals who have applied and been accepted to both the lecture and the practical. For applicants accepted to the practical, bring a draft grant proposal for the practical session and individualized feedback for the grant proposal will be provided. There is a limit of 28 participants in the practical sessions.
NIH Grants and Funding Opportunities: http://grants.nih.gov/
University of Pittsburg's Survival Skills and Ethics Program: http://www.survival.pitt.edu/index.asp
- Techniques for writing effective grant applications
- The anatomy of a grant application, including what information should be provided in each section
- The steps involved in preparing and submitting a grant application
- The importance anticipating and addressing reviewer’s questions and concerns
- How grant applications are evaluated and scored
- How to identify and correct common mistakes in grant applications
Who Should Attend:
Researchers in the biomedical sciences who want to apply for a research grant from the US National Institutes of Health.
For Lecture only: None. The lecture is open to the public. We are limited by the capacity of the conference room.
For Lecture and Practical:
- Practicum participants must be involved in ongoing research.
- Have relatively good English skills to a) effectively learn from the lecture and b) write a grant application in English.
- Attend and participate in the entire workshop;
- Agree to complete all homework assignment on time.
Beth Fischer, M.Ed., Instructor of Education, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA , USA.
- Ms. Fischer has 15 years experience in writing grants. She has prepared a variety of types of grant applications, including proposals for research, training, technology transfer, and the support of conferences. She currently is the principal investigator on 3 grants from NIH, and she has served as a grant reviewer for that agency. 1995, she began offering workshops on grant writing and related professional skills internationally. Since then, she has provided instruction to researchers in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America. She is a member of the International Advisory Board for the Society of Neuroscientists of Africa.
Michael Zigmond, Ph.D., Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, and of Instruction and Learning at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
- Dr. Zigmond directs a laboratory that focuses on the biochemical events associated with chemical synaptic transmission and their relation to neurological and psychiatric disorders. He has been writing grant applications since 1964. He has served on several US federal and private grant review committees, and is currently a member of the scientific advisory board for the Michael J. Fox Foundation, a private granting agency that provides support for research on Parkinson’s disease. Among the grants he currently holds, he has funding from NIH that supports a research collaboration between his laboratory and scientists at two institutions in Cape Town, South Africa. He also is a member of the faculty at Fudon University in Shanghai, China.
Monday, September 26, 2005 to Friday, September 30, 2005: 8am-5pm. Library Conference Room (3rd floor) at University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City (Trương Đại Học y Dược TP Hố Chí Minh) 217 Hồng Bàng, Quận 5, TP Hồ Chí Minh, Việt Nam
- Choice #1: If you are interested in attending the lecture only, please register online using the "Lecture Only Participant Registration Form".
- Registration CLOSED
- Register by
Monday, Sept 19, 2005 Thursday, Sept 22, 2005 to ensure sufficient printed material is available.
- Attendance to the lecture is also required to receive free printed material.
- Choice #2: If you are interested in attending both the lecture and the practical, please apply online using the "Lecture and Practical Participant Application Form".
- Registration CLOSED
- Complete the online application form
no later than
Monday, Sept 19, 2005 Thursday, Sept 22, 2005.
- Have ONE BRIEF reference email from your supervisor or senior colleague from your institution
- describing your current research involvement and
- the impact of grant writing to your research career.
- Email this to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- [Do not send an attached MS Word or scanned document. A regular email sent by the referrer should be sufficient with the referrer's contact information]
- You should have a draft grant proposal prepared prior to the workshop. During the workshop, the instructors will help you fine tune the grant proposal during the individualized feedback session.
Thursday, August 17, 2006 13:48