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Grant Workshops and Resources

Fellows' Career Development

Grant Workshops and Resources

Fellows' Career Development

Group of people attending a workshop

NIEHS Supports Various Types of Grant Writing Workshops for Trainees. See below for examples of past events:

Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals

Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 8:15 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
NIEHS Main Campus, Rodbell ABC
John Robertson, Ph.D., Associate Member, Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops, LLC
workbook for workshop sample


This widely acclaimed seminar comprehensively addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the proposal-writing process. It is designed for postdoctoral fellows who have had some exposure to writing grant applications, and it emphasizes NIH funding mechanisms that are of greatest interest to the audience. Emphasis is also given to such things as idea development, how to write for reviewers and/or with appropriate K-Award “spin,” and tips and strategies that are of proven value in presenting an applicant's case to reviewers. The seminar will address how to cope with the relatively recent changes that NIH has made in how grant proposals are written and reviewed. Participants are taught to write with a linear progression of logic, which leads reviewers through their applications. It is stressed that applicants are writing for two different audiences – the assigned reviewers, who read the application in its entirety, and non-assigned reviewers, who may read little, or nothing, of the proposal before the meeting of the review panel. Strategies designed to merit a fundable priority score are provided.

*All participants receive an extensive Powerpoint handout and a copy of 'The Grant Application Writers Workbook'

Brief Schedule:

8:15 a.m.
Registration/Obtain Workbooks
8:35 a.m.
Introduction to Seminar
8:45 a.m.
General Proposal Writing Concepts
9:30 a.m.
NIH Organization and Structure
10:30 a.m.
Morning Break
10:45 a.m.
Development of an NIH Application
Lunch (on your own)
1:00 p.m.
The NIH Research Strategy: Approach (creating an outline)
The NIH Research Strategy: Significance & Innovation
Applicant’s Biographical Sketch and Environment/Resources Section
Budgets-General concepts of the NIH Modular Budget
Title and Narrative of the Application
Description/Abstract/Project Summary
NIH Project Narrative
Critical review of your proposal
2:45 p.m.
Afternoon Break
3:00 p.m.
The Grant Review Process
4:40 p.m.
General Discussion/Questions
5:00 p.m.

About Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops, LLC (GWSW):

(adapted from GWSW)

GWSW makes a positive difference because they have developed and perfected a step-by-step approach to writing grant applications that can easily be learned. Their approach ensures that the principles and fundamentals of good grantsmanship are applied to the preparation of your proposal, regardless of your discipline or the granting agency that is targeted.

Their consultants have presented seminars to thousands of academicians, post-doctoral research fellows, graduate students and members of the not-for-profit fund-raising community throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Unlike most proposal-writing seminars, GWSW’s emphasizes application of fundamentals and principles, as well as practical tips and strategies that make the difference between success and failure

For more information, visit: Grant Writers' Seminars and Workshops (GWSW)

Grantsmanship Tips & Perspectives on Writing Successful K99/R00 Applications

Where: Rodbell B


Jerrold Heindel

Jerrold (Jerry) Heindel, Ph.D.

Carol A. Shreffler

Carol Shreffler, Ph.D.


Shannon D. Whirledge, Ph.D.

Shannon Whirledge, Ph. D

Anne Marie Z. Jukic

Anne Marie Jukic, Ph.D.

Tracy M. Clement, Ph.D.

Tracy Clement, Ph.D.


The NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award offers a unique opportunity for postdoctoral fellows to be supported during the completion of their mentored postdoctoral position as well as during the first 3 years of a tenure-track position. This award is open to U.S. Citizens, non-citizen nationals, permanent residents, and foreign nationals.

Please join us to hear about tips for writing an effective grant application as well as an overview of the K99/R00 grant mechanism.

Following the presentations, join us for a panel discussion with fellows that have successfully received K99/R00 grants. Panelists will discuss their personal experience applying for grants and provide tips for success. Please bring your questions and come prepared for an interactive discussion.


9:00 a.m. - 9:40 p.m.
Presentation by Dr. Jerry Heindel on effective grantsmanship
9:40 - 10:20 a.m.
Presentation by Dr. Carol Shreffler on the NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award

10 minute break

10:30 a.m. - noon
Panel Discussion with K99/R00 Awardees


All About Grants:
Tutorials and Samples (Comprehensive resource created by NIAID)

Quick Links to Samples of Successful Grant Applications:

NIAID Sample Applications

See an example K99/R00:


NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools. Search all research funded by NIH. Discover funding success rates for each grant type at each NIH institute.

(Source: NIH Center for Scientific Review)

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