Grant Writing Workshops

In collaboration with JHU and UMB, MSU ASCEND (& RCMI) will offer a variety of workshops and seminars for faculty at different stages in their research careers.

  • Intermediate Grant Writing Workshop Fall 2019 (3 months, 10 sessions)
    • For investigators who are ready to write their first internal pilot research or CBPR grant proposal, we are offering a 3-month intermediate grant writing workshop in fall 2019.
      • This workshop will start with an in-person kick-off event on Saturday, September 7, 2019.
      • After the kick-off, the workshop will be online, with weekly synchronized meetings through mid-November, and will culminate in early December with a peer-reviewed mock study session.
      • Attendance at all workshop sessions is mandatory for all who intend to submit an ASCEND pilot proposal in January 2020.
      • The workshop is also recommended for investigators who are in the process of preparing their first external NIH pilot grant (R21, SC2, etc.) proposal.
      • Participants in this workshop will work closely with each other and the instructor team to generate their proposals over the course of the 3-month workshop, and will have a proposal that is ready to submit by January 2020.
      • Participants in this workshop will also be provided with an external "subject matter expert" to guide them through the scientific aspects of writing their proposals.
      • The workshop is based in part on the work of the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) Steps Towards Academic Research (STAR) Program.
      • All workshop participants are required to have valid, up-to-date CITI Responsible Conduct of Research training. You can complete the CITI training online at https://www.citiprogram.org/.
    • View the outline of the 10-session workshop here.
    • Register here by August 16, 2019

  • Beginner Grant Writing Workshop (6 months, Spring 2020 through Fall 2020)
    • For the novice grant-writer, we will offer a 6-month comprehensive training approach that will guide them in the development of an NIH grant proposal, from the conception of a research idea, to the completion of a full draft proposal. It will conclude with a mock-study session for all proposals.
    • The workshop is based in part on the work of the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) Steps Towards Academic Research (STAR) Program.
    • Schedule TBD

  • Research Skills Workshops (short - one day or less)
    • In collaboration with the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), we will offer short (one day or less) research skills workshops targeted towards grant writers who are more experienced but would like to hone their skills in a particular area (e.g., identification of and understanding of specific funding sources and mechanisms). MSU participants will take these workshops together with junior faculty from UMB on the UMB campus. These workshops are also excellent networking opportunities.
    • Schedule TBD

  • Post-review mentorship and support for applicants who did not receive pilot funding will be available starting spring 2020.