Kleitman, Naomi

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  • Common Fund: Directors’ Early Independence Awards, Pioneer Awards, New Innovator Awards, Transformative R01s, KO mouse phenotyping, Databases, Clinical & Translational awards, Human Microbiome… Network-based cellular signatures, Blueprint: Developing Novel Drugs, Grand Challenges, Neuroimaging tools, Antibodies, transgenic mouse lines, other tools
  • Kleitman, Naomi

    1. 1. Session 14B:Grant Writing Tips from Multiple Perspectives<br />Akiva Cohen – U. Penn.; NIH Grantee<br />Naomi Kleitman – NIH/NINDS; Program Director<br />Stuart Hoffman – VA/ORD; Program Manager<br />Linda Noble-Haeusslein – UCSF; Review Chair<br />
    2. 2. Session Goals:<br />Learn to present your scientific ideas with various audiences in mind <br />Aiming your Specific Aims at reviewers, program staff, etc.<br />Pointers on focusing application structure to emphasize impact of the proposed work. <br /><ul><li>Learn the roles of NIH staff in the application evaluation process
    3. 3. Learn about VA funding opportunities
    4. 4. Address your questions</li></li></ul><li>
    5. 5. Give “Them” What They Want:<br /><ul><li>When to contact Program staff? (SRO?)
    6. 6. Are you eligible to apply? Is it >$500K in any year?
    7. 7. Does your research fit the Institute mission, FOA?
    8. 8. After you’ve digested your summary statement; email 1st
    9. 9. Program Announcements “FOAs”
    10. 10. Use “Parent” FOAs; targeted RFAs are rare these days
    11. 11. Be clever: Common Fund? Blueprint resources?
    12. 12. Align your application to Review Criteria
    13. 13. Overall Impact: Help the reviewers make your case
    14. 14. Trainees: Does it enhance your potential for a productive, independent scientific research career?</li></li></ul><li>What You Should Make Clear<br /><ul><li>Your Research
    15. 15. WHAT are you proposing?
    16. 16. WHY is it important, timely?
    17. 17. CAN IT BE DONE (by you)?
    18. 18. WHAT will you discover or create?
    19. 19. HOW will the work Impact the Field?
    20. 20. Career Development
    21. 21. Candidate, Mentor(s); Training & Development plans
    22. 22. Resources, institutional commitment
    23. 23. NIAID “All About Grants Tutorial”</li></li></ul><li>What Are “They” Looking For?<br /><ul><li>Reviewers look at:
    24. 24. Impact: the problem You chose, Your strengths/weaknesses
    25. 25. Hypothesis/impact on field, approach, feasibility, focus
    26. 26. Show the work is cutting edge, the approach is sound
    27. 27. Reviewers have to present your ideas:
    28. 28. Align your application to review criteria
    29. 29. Make it easy for them; be concise, clear, responsive
    30. 30. Scoring – tends to count up weaknesses:
    31. 31. If your record/plan has unavoidable issues: give alternatives
    32. 32. {Strength of training plan, funded/experienced mentor(s)}</li>

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