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.