Revise & Resubmit Rejected Application Basics

Available Immediately | 60 Minutes | Price: $167

Getting your National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants approved is no easy task. Only about 20% (or fewer) of your submitted grants will be funded (this percentage is even worse for young investigators). But, what you may not realize, is that your rejected applications still have a chance.

Resubmissions actually have a much higher success rate than initial applications – IF you know what reviewers are looking for. You must have a systematic process for analyzing your proposal reviews, and understanding what changes must be made to get your grant approved.

You can find out exactly how to get more of your resubmitted NIH grants approved during this on-demand 60-minute training session targeted toward newer PIs, presented by veteran researcher and grant writer, Dorothy Lewis, PhD.

During Dr. Lewis’ 30 years as an NIH grant holder and reviewer, she’s has experienced having grants rejected, and been successful in getting those same grants approved by resubmitting them. During her on-demand session, she’ll walk you through the most common reasons NIH applications are rejected, and provide you with the most effective strategies for revising and resubmitting your applications to improve your funding odds.

Revise and Resubmit NIH ProposalsHere are just a few of the step-by-step, practical resubmission tactics you’ll receive during this on-demand webinar:

      • Proven tactics to re-identify the most appropriate agency, program and review group for your grant
      • Uncover the best ways to communicate with the NIH  to improve your approval percentages
      • More effectively respond to reviewer critique lingo on your rejected applications
      • Key components of a third submission that can make all the difference
      • Identify whether your grant has a chance, and how to improve your chances of funding next time
      • Recognize the most likely ways to improve your resubmission, and what to really focus on
      • Detect additional, viable angles for your application to improve your resubmission results
      • Effectively address reviewers and really give them what they want
      • Resubmit a truly competitive proposal that makes you stand out and get your funding
      • And so much more…

During this 60-minute, on-demand webinar, you’ll receive proven advice on how you can improve your NIH revisions, resubmissions, and approvals. You’ll receive answers to critical questions (i.e. How to respond to critique thoughtfully; Who to talk to at NIH about your grant and when; What to include in your introduction statement; How many times can you resubmit your application; When it’s better to move on and start fresh; etc.).

Your best strategy is not to take a grant “rejection” personally. You must have a clear head to be able to carefully consider what issues your reviewers had problems with, and how to overcome them. The onus is on you, even if you feel you’ve explained things well enough in the first submission. You can get more of the funding you deserve, with a little help. Don’t wait, order today.


Dr. Dorothy LewisDr. Dorothy Lewis has had continual NIH funding since 1985. She also teaches grant writing to students at Baylor College of Medicine and at the Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Lewis is a Professor of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases at the McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. She received her PhD in Microbiology in 1978 from the University of Arizona, did an NIH supported postdoctoral fellowship on the genetics of autoimmune disease and then became a faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Lewis is a cellular immunologist who has studied HIV pathogenesis for over 35 years. She has served on many NIH study sections and was Chair of the AIDS Immunopathogenesis study section from 2009-2011. She also served on the NIAID council from 2002-2006. She was a member of the Training and Workforce Diversity review panel from 2012-16. Dr. Lewis developed a mentoring program for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and young faculty members, and she is the author of more than 190 papers and several book chapters.

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