Hear it From Them

All the senior reviewers are well-established scientists with stunning track records of extramural funding and, most importantly, whose research interests were related to the study I proposed. They really provided constructive feedback.
Yun Fang, PhD,
Assistant Professor

Capitol Hill 

In the face of budget cuts causing the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to reject half of the worthwhile research proposals it receives, the ITM is helping investigators put their best foot forward with programs that have helped applicants secure more than $1 million in funding.

Senior experts – some who have been NIH reviewers themselves – will give you detailed feedback as you craft your application.

These free programs are open to all UChicago faculty, trainees, and ITM affiliates.

Find out which program is right for you:

  • Career Award Writing Workshop (KWW)

    For Whom: Junior investigators and trainees applying for Career Development (K) Awards from the NIH or the ITM.

    When: Applications will be accepted through March 16 for the workshop, which will start the week of March 27, 2017. Sessions are held three months before the next NIH submission date. Sessions are held once each week for 10 weeks.

    What: Experts demystify the K application process and provide individualized feedback on grant writing and what makes or breaks applications. While it’s not a replacement for a committed mentor, it will build the necessary skills for creating a strong application. Read some success stories here.

    Questions:Contact Regina Kinyui, the ITM’s Administrative Coordinator, at rkinyui*bsd.uchicago.edu.

    Click Here To Apply

  • R Studio

    For Whom: Investigators applying for a major operating grant, transitioning into an independent investigator role, or fulfilling a departmental grant review requirement. This free service is open to all UChicago faculty and ITM affiliates.

    When: Rolling admission. R Studio registrations must be received no later than 14 weeks before the grant submission deadline.

    What: A team of senior experts will give the applicant detailed feedback on specific aims during one 90-minute session. Applicants may request specific reviewers.

    Questions: Contact Sara Serritella, the ITM’s Communications Manager, at serritella*uchicago.edu.

    Click Here To Register