Learn to Write Grant Proposals through Grant Writing Coaching Groups

New NIH-backed study supports early-career researchers in writing NIH-style proposals

Early-career researchers can increase their chances of success in receiving a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant by participating in a study coordinated by the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) and The University of Utah.

The Grant Writing Coaching Groups Study, an NIH-funded initiative, is open to postdocs and research-focused junior faculty who are looking to develop their first competitive NIH-style research grant proposals. Study participants will work in writing-intensive small groups that collaborate with a writing coach who is also a senior investigator. Participants are also asked to collaborate with a scientific advisor from their home institution.

Those who participate in the Grant Writing Coaching Groups Study will also be contributing to a research project themselves; the study will compare four different interventions aimed at improving and refining the proposal writing skills of participants.

Participants in the Grant Writing Coaching Groups Study attend a 1-day in-person meeting at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. Following this, participants join biweekly virtual meetings for 4-6 months. Scholars receive $500 to offset the cost of travel costs to attend the in-person meeting, in addition to the valuable coaching provided by the study organizers.

The deadline for applications is November 11, 2019.

To learn more about the study and to apply, please visit The University of Utah Grant Writing Coaching Groups Study page.

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