Career Development Awards and Coping with NIH Changes Seminars

The NC TraCS Institute is pleased to announce two ½ day seminars on January 21, 2011 taught by Dr. Stephen Russell. (Please note one seminar is a repeat of a seminar previously presented in August 2010). Dr. Russell is a former UNC faculty member whose seminars provide detailed information on the proposal preparation process and strategies to achieve funding. Registration Deadline for, "So You Want a Career Development Award": Friday, January 21, 2011 at 8:00 AM Registration Deadline for, "Coping with NIH Changes": Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 12:00 Midnight

When Jan 21, 2011
from 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Fourth Floor Old Clinic Auditorium
Contact Name
Contact Phone 919-843-2883
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So You Want a Career Development Award?

Friday, January 21, 2011

8:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Fourth Floor Old Clinic Auditorium

This seminar is for Career Development Award (CDA) candidates and their mentors. It emphasizes the ‘partnering’ between candidate and mentor that is necessary for one of these proposals to be successful.  The kinds of CDAs that are highlighted include the National Institutes of Health’s mentored K Awards, and NIH’s Ruth L. Kirschstein F32 National Research Service Award for individual post-doctoral fellows. Positioning for success in advance of writing the proposal, tips and strategies that help to assure a successful application, and principles / fundamentals applicable to any agency’s CDA are taught.

Cost for "So You Want a Career Development Award?":  $25


Coping with NIH Changes

  Friday, January 21, 2011

1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Fourth Floor Old Clinic Auditorium

This seminar includes the changes, “Peer Review Enhancement” that NIH announced in January 2009. These changes will completely change the formatting and review of NIH research-grant proposals, not only technically, but philosophically. Topics covered include the following:

  • The switch to the 9-point evaluation scale
  • Greater emphasis on quality of content and less on detailed descriptions of what will be done
  • Greater emphasis on funding the applications of New/Early Stage Investigators
  • Standardization and shortening of reviews
  • Greater emphasis on the fastest path to funding: the decision to reapply or switch to a new idea
  • Shortening of the length of the Research Plan, with elimination of sections for review of literature and presentation of preliminary data
  • Linkage of sections of the application to each of the five core review criteria
  • Please note this seminar is a repeat of the one Dr. Russell presented in August 2010. If you attended that seminar please be advised the material presented here is the same.

    Cost for "Coping with NIH Changes":  total $100 (includes the cost of the mandatory workbook $75 and course handouts.)

    Cost for both seminars:  $115

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