NIH R01 Grant-Writing Strategies to Get Funded

Available Immediately | 90 minutes | Price: $167

Many shortcomings that typically lead to the rejection of your NIH R01 grant application can be overcome if you understand what actually influences your peer reviewers. This is more important than ever, considering that the 2017 overall success rate of R01 grants was only 16%, with some Institutes approving only 12% of submitted applications. This means that NIH-wide, nearly 8 out of 10 R01 application submissions are rejected. 

If you want to be one of the 16% of PIs that receive R01 funding, you must be able to write your grant so that it prevails over the five review criteria which generates your overall impact score.

Sure, there are multiple resources available that claim to help you write a more effective R01 application but, when you look closely, they only tell you what you should do, not specifically HOW to do it.

Understanding what NIH reviewers are looking for in your R01 grant application can seem like a black hole, but that all stops right now.  During this one-of-a-kind 90-minute online training, expert grant writer and former investigator, Christopher Dant, PhD, will reveal what peer reviewers need to see in your R01 application to approve it.

During this 90-minute online training Dr. Dant will provide you with details of what reviewers want and don’t want to see in your R01 grant proposal. Then, he’ll walk you through how to apply these principles when you write your next new, resubmission or renewal  application. Ultimately, you’ll learn how to write your next R01 grant in a way that will influence reviewers to approve and fund your research proposal.

Specifically, Dr. Dant will focus on the Specific Aims and Research Strategy sections of your proposal -- undoubtedly the most important and challenging sections, and the culprits behind MOST rejected applications.

Below are just a few of the key R01 grant-writing takeaways you’ll receive bytaking advantage of this expert-led online training:

      • Positively influence peer reviewers to notice your research
      • Learn to avoid common problems typically responsible for rejection
      • Write your grant to win over “discussants” (reviewers not in your field).
      • Learn proven proposal language that helps your grant receive a fundable score
      • Understand and apply the 5 review criteria peer reviewers apply to get your research funded
      • Use Impact, Feasibility, Innovation and Significance to win over even the toughest reviewers
      • And so much more…

The grant writing dos and don’ts that Dr. Dant will provide you during this training come directly from NIH reviewers and from Dr. Dant’s vast knowledge of what works when writing a grant. So, you’ll receive “insider advice” and practical knowledge on how to write a more successful R01 grant (regardless of whether your research is clinical or non-clinical.)

By taking advantage of this practical, how-to online training, you’ll significantly improve your chances of getting next NIH R01 grant application approved and your research funded.

Who This Is For: Anyone getting ready to submit an R01 new, resubmission or renewal application.


Meet your Expert: Christopher Dant, PhD

Dr. Dant is a PhD-trained medical researcher and educator with over 40 years’ experience in government, academic, and biopharmaceutical settings. His PhD training was in immunology and cellular biology, and he previously conducted research for several medical institutions in the United States. Dr. Dant was trained in grant writing at the NIH, managed publications at Stanford’s Medical School, and established the Clinical Publications Division at Genentech in California. 

Until recently, Dr. Dant served on the faculty at Dartmouth Medical School and Norris Cotton Cancer Center to work with PIs on developing R and K grants and lectured the faculty lectured faculty on NIH grant writing and manuscript writing. He lectures widely in academic and biopharmaceutical settings on manuscript writing, NIH career, and research grants, and basic scientific writing skills for scientists and his business, MEDCOM Consulting, serves academic clients to review and write NIH Research and Training Grants, as well as peer-reviewed manuscripts. He is available at medcomconsul@gmail.com.

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