Getting your federal grant approved is no easy task. Less than 20% of NIH submitted grants will be funded (and 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 reviewer comments to your proposal. Then, you must be able to read between the lines to know what comments to respond to, and specifically what to say.
Thankfully, you can find out what exactly what reviewers really want from your resubmitted proposal by registering for this upcoming 90-minute online workshop presented by Dorothy Lewis, PhD. Dr. Lewis will tell you exactly how to revise and resubmit your NIH grant so that your funding approval is much more likely. During Dr. Lewis’ almost 35 years as an NIH grant holder and reviewer, she has also experienced having her grant applications rejected after their initial submission. However, she has also been successful in getting those same grants approved by resubmitting them, and she’d like to share how with you.
During her training, she’ll walk you through the most common reasons federal grants are rejected and provide you with the most effective strategies for revising and resubmitting your applications to improve your funding odds.
Here are just a few of the step-by-step, practical grant re submission tactics you’ll receive by taking advantage of this 90-minute online training.
- Uncover the best ways to communicate with funding agencies 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…
Who Should Attend: Any researcher, principal investigator, grant writer, postdoc or grad student who would like to improve their chances of getting their NIH resubmitted grant application approved.
By attending this online training, you’ll receive proven advice on how you can improve your grant revisions, resubmissions, and approvals. You’ll receive answers to critical questions (i.e. How to respond to critique thoughtfully; Who to talk to at the 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, sign up today.
SUBMIT Your Reviewer Comments and
To ensure this session is tailored to your specific needs, Dr. Lewis has requested that you submit any NIH grant reviewer comments you have received (funded or unfunded) before the online training takes place on April 11th. This will allow her to specifically walk you through how to most successfully respond to those reviewer comments. All grant and PI information will be kept confidential. Please send your submissions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or simply fill out this form.
Meet Your Expert: Dorothy Lewis, PhD
Dr. 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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