Grantsmanship

RECOMMENDED TOPICS

  • Types of grants, funding agencies and how one selects where to submit a grant
  • Grant writing strategies
  • Compliance issues related to human subjects, vertebrate animals, and biohazards in grant proposals
  • Peer review processes, review panels and their relationship to funding decisions
  • Interpreting grant scores, percentile rankings and critiques
  • Ethics of peer review

RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES

  • Write grant applications with peer and/or faculty review
  • Examine examples of good/poor grant applications and accompanying critiques

RESOURCES
New guidelines for NIH reviewers describing the new scoring system, summary statements and percentile rankings
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/peer/reviewer_guidelines.htm#general_guidelines

Summary of changes being made at NIH in effort to enhance the peer review process
http://enhancing-peer-review.nih.gov/index.html

Sample R01 applications and summary statements from NIH awardees
http://www.niaid.nih.gov/ncn/grants/app/default.htm

Part of a "how-to" series from "Science Careers"
This link includes articles on how to write compelling grants, deal with criticism and win research funding.
http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/tools_tips/how_to_series/how_to_get_funding

Resources and internet links regarding grant writing, pitfalls and submission procedures
NIH and other granting agencies are covered by the many links included at this site.
http://www.lagcc.cuny.edu/grants/Grants_writingonline.htm