Think Tank Sessions

Are you considering submitting an application for the CFAR Developmental Grant program or other external funding agency and want guidance on developing specific aims?   The CFAR has initiated a monthly Think Tank meeting modeled after the reality TV program “Shark Tank,” the goal of which is to provide investigators at all levels a chance to present and get feedback on early stage ideas for grants and proposals. The idea is that 3 junior faculty will present the basic concepts for a proposal in 5 minutes, leaving 15 minutes for feedback on how to make the concepts into a coherent set of Specific Aims. It is organized so that the presenter will need to try to present their ideas concisely with the input of the senior faculty focusing on supporting and improving concept development. 

In addition to the development of specific aims, Core Faculty will be in attendance to provide advice on how best to utilize the services available to all CFAR members as well as identify potential collaborators and expertise available within the CFAR network.

Current dates and locations are as follows:

Friday, August 11th from 2:00 - 3:00 pm - Providence (The Miriam Hospital, 164 Summit Avenue, Providence RI)

Monday, August 21st from 2:00 - 3:00 pm - Boston (BUMC, Crosstown Building, 801 Crosstown Building, Boston MA)

Friday, September 8th from 2:00 - 3:00 pm - Providence (The Miriam Hospital, 164 Summit Avenue, Providence RI)

Friday, September 19th from 2:00 - 3:00 pm - Boston (BUMC, Crosstown Building, Room 2083, Boston MA)

To schedule your 20 minute session, please contact Rhonda DiCesare (rdicesare@lifespan.org).