PSTC 2019 Grant Writing Workshop: Accepting Applications

April 20, 2019

The PSTC is now accepting applications for the 2019 Grant Writing Workshop. Initiated in 2017 as part of the PSTC P2C infrastructure grant, this workshop provides support to faculty associates who wish to prepare research proposals directed toward the NICHD Population Dynamics Branch.  Applications for the workshop are due May 10

The workshop and eligibility: Eligible faculty are those who have not yet received major grant (R01) funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as PI. Unlike years past, this year regular faculty at any level are eligible to apply.

Activity will be concentrated in the summer and early fall of 2019, beginning with several group meetings in June and July and then proceeding to 1:1 meetings.  This schedule is built around an anticipated submission in late 2019 or early 2020. Participants will be advised by experienced NIH-funded researchers, and will share their drafts with other participants. 

Workshop content will include a social-science-focused overview of the NIH review process; advice on construction of effective application components, such as Specific Aims and Research Strategy; and assistance with developing a budget and supporting documentation. 

Submission of a suitable application (R01, R03, R21) will be supported by a research account of $8,000 (or salary equivalent) by the PSTC, with funds partly allocated upon workshop enrollment and the remainder upon application submission. 

Participants are expected to attend all sessions, share full proposal for internal review at least three weeks in advance of submission, and submit proposal through the PSTC.

To apply: Submit all materials below in a single PDF by email to Ana Karina Wildman, PSTC assistant director, at [email protected] by May 10, 2019:

a. Single page prospectus for the proposed research project, listing 1-3 key aims, contribution to science, and brief description of the data and approach.

b. Short justification for this support, indicating where this project fits into the participant’s research agenda, and other sources of support.

c. Planned PhD-level collaborators, if any, and affiliation.

d. Current CV.

Review criteria: Space is limited. Priority will be given to applications that are scientifically promising and appropriately directed to the Population Dynamics Branch (PDB) at the Eunice Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). PDB supports a broad array of research in demography, reproductive health, and population health. For more information on research areas of interest to the PBD see the PDB website.

For questions on this Workshop: Contact [email protected]