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Grant Writing: NIH and Other Funding Sources


East Baltimore
Summer Inst. term
Mental Health
1 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Course Instructor:
Brion Maher
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

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

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

The course will move to a virtual format in two one half day sessions using Zoom.