Program Description: 

The goal of this course is to present advanced principles of grant preparation for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Topics will include: 1) Writing with clarity and purpose, 2) Writing statements of innovation and significance, 3) Research design and translational research (how to write grants with translational impact from the bench to the whole animal and to write grants with clinical relevance). The course will also address how to succinctly state overall and specific hypotheses. The course may suggest specific writing styles that clearly state the importance of the Specific Aims. Much of the course will deal with preparation of the traditional RO1-type application. However, time will also be devoted to other types of awards (i.e., mentored K awards, training grants, and programmatic initiatives). This course is recommended for individuals at all levels who intend on applying for grants from NIH.

Target audience: 

Allied Health Care Professionals

Learning objectives: 
  • 1. Identify an appropriate funding resource and mechanism
  • 2. Develop a grant idea
  • 3. Identify specific aims and hypotheses for a grant
  • 4. Construct significance and innovations sections of a grant proposal
  • 5. Construct a research design section of a grant proposal
  • 6. Construct a proposal for the development of a multidisciplinary research team
  • 7. Develop a grant budget
  • 8. Communicate a grant proposal to student colleagues
Faculty & credentials: 

Course Director: Julian Lombard

(Ramani Ramchandran, PhD)


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Phone number: 
+1 (414) 955-4428

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Session date: 
01/15/2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm CST
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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