Writing for 2018? It's sooner than you think. You need a workshop. (Mentors, you can also COACH a workshop!)

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The National Research Mentoring Network is running state-of-the-art workshops this spring to get you ready for early 2018 submissions.

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Not that Kind of Career Development Award: Tales of Living with the K99/R00

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: Some of the most valuable lessons have nothing to do with science.

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Avoiding Barriers Between Your Work and Your Reviewer

Lucile Wrenshall, MD, PhD

Barriers - great for covid, bad for your grant. Here's how to avoid accidentally putting barriers between your proposal and your reviewer.

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NFL Combine and NIH Study Section

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

What does the NFL Combine have in common with NIH study section? They're the gateway to the Pros. Bring your A-game.

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NIH News: New Webinars Connect Applicants to NIH Peer Review Experts

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Do you want to learn how to make NIH peer review work for you? Sign up for one of the four Meet the Experts in NIH Peer Review webinars brought …

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Dr. Stephen Korn on NINDS Workforce Development

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

A storified version of Dr Stephen Korn's talk at Vanderbilt on Workforce Development. Excellent pointers on grantsmanship, new funding mechanisms for trainees and more!

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Spreadsheet Madness

Sam Gannon, EdD

From time to time, I receive calls from faculty members who are facing a financial problem on one of their projects. Most of these issues are routine in the management …

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What the F? Advice for Fellowship Applicants from Reviewers. Part 2

Melissa Krasnove

In this three part series, I share advice received when I asked a dozen faculty from my institution who review fellowship applications what they look for in a strong application. …

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Rock Talk: Application Success Rates Decline in 2013

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Now we have the numbers to show this. In FY2013 we made 8,310 competing RPG awards, 722 fewer than in FY2012. This puts the overall research project grant (RPG) success rate at 16.8%, …

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A Grant Submission New Year's Resolution

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Half of us make new year’s resolution, but fewer than 1 in 10 succeed.  Many of these resolutions involve getting over a tendency to procrastinate.  NIH’s Deputy Director for Extramural …

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