Faculty Workshop: Writing Effective Grant Applications (Carver College of Medicine)

Monday, January 7, 2019, 12:00pm to 12:50pm
Carver Pavilion , UIHC Atrium A/B
200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242
Writing Effective Grant Applications (for CCOM Faculty) Presented by: Paul Casella, MFA This course reviews the principles of good grant writing to produce clear, direct, and compelling proposals. Focuses on understanding the psychology of reviewers and the review process, how to engage readers and facilitate understanding, and how to manage the proposal writing process. Suggests proposal templates. Includes exercises related to specific elements of a proposal, particularly the Specific Aims page. Provides specific direction on how to best organize and format NIH applications for reader accessibility and impact, including information on
  • Assessing an institute or grantor’s priorities
  • Emphasizing the significance, innovation, and health-relatedness of your project
  • Facilitating reader accessibility
  • Taking advantage of the natural positions of emphasis in the sentence and paragraph
  • Designing and integrating clear and purposeful tables and figures
  • Using subheadings, numbering systems, and figure legends effectively
  • “Telling the story” and using other journalistic conventions
  • “Selling” the idea in an objective way in order to establish and maintain scientific integrity
  • Networking with colleagues, collaborators, consultants, mentors, and NIH program officers and scientific review administrators to maximize your chances of obtaining meaningful feedback and ultimate funding
Please register via email to Jamie Holmes at jamie-holmes@uiowa.edu.  Sponsored by the CCOM Office of Faculty Affairs and Development.