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Grant Writing: NIH and Other Funding Sources

Summer Institute
Mental Health
Academic Year
2024 - 2025
Instruction Method
Synchronous Online
Start Date
Thursday, May 30, 2024
End Date
Friday, May 31, 2024
Class Time(s)
Th, F, 8:30am - 12:20pm
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
One Year Only
Next Offered
Only offered in 2024
Introduces students to grant writing strategies with special focus on NIH applications, including decisions and strategies related to applying for R01s, R03s, Ks, and other mechanisms. Also introduces key application components as well as pitfalls to avoid when writing initial applications. Addresses decisions related to responding to Program Announcements versus Request for Applications, variations across NIH institutes, communicating with NIH staff, and related issues.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Learn grant writing strategies
  2. Be introduced to multiple funding sources available from NIH, including K, R01, R03, R21, and related mechanisms
  3. Be introduced to components of grant writing, including typical flaws and strengths of specific aims, research design, and others key grant sections
  4. Be introduced to multiple decision making processes with respect to choosing topics, funding mechanisms, and formulating grant applications
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 50% Participation
  • 50% Final Exam
Special Comments

The course is offered in a virtual format in two one half day sessions using Zoom.