Grant Writing Training
We have developed two training programs aimed at improving the quality and quantity of NIH grant submissions from NJ ACTS. Both programs are run by Grant Writing Coaches trained by the National Research Mentoring Network.
(NIH F Grants)
Career and Research
(NIH K and R Grants)
Participants: PhD Students and Junior Postdoc Fellows
Timing: Weekly from September to December
Activities: Each week, fellows submit drafts of specific grant application components for peer review and comments by the grant coach. Fellows meet with the grant coach for 1-hour a week to discuss parts of the grant application, sponsored programs, peer review, NIH review groups and institutes, responding to peer review critiques, and submission of the final grant application in December.
Participants: Senior Postdoc Fellows and Faculty (Early and Middle Career)
Activities: The Grant Writing Group meets once monthly to review Specific Aims pages for K and R grants. Participants receive copies of Aims pages the day before the meeting in order to read and prepare. Each Aims page is discussed for 10-15 min. This program fosters peer review among participants and greater awareness of diverse research programs across NJ ACTS.
Wall of Honor
Recent awardees from the two training programs are highlighted.
Impact of the Placenta Barrier on Fetal Nutrition and Growth Restriction
Dr. Troy Roepke
Sex Differences in CRH Signaling in the ovBNST Underlie Effects of Chronic Stressors
Dr. Phoebe Stapleton
Microvascular Mechanisms of Growth Restriction after Environmental Toxicant Exposure