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NIH R01 Grant: Expert Writing Skills

Everything You Need to Improve Your Scientific Research Funding Success


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Getting your research funded via an NIH R01 grant has never been more difficult. In 2017, NIH awarded an average of $482,395 to each grant recipient. The problem is that less than 20% of submitted R01 applications get funded, and that number continues to decrease.

So, what’s the secret to being among this small percentage of R01 grant applicants that get approved? The answer is your ability to identify and rectify NIH reviewer objections to your R01 grant application before they are ever posed. However, this is easier said than done, unless you have some assistance….


You can rise to the top of the fierce NIH R01 funding competition by utilizing the expert, step-by-step strategies outlined in this new manual entitled NIH R01 Grant: Expert Writing Skills.

This brand-new, 9-chapter manual was developed by analyzing recently funded (2016 and 2017) NIH grant applications and utilizing them as real-world examples of the step-by-step expert guidance provided. The manual taps into the expertise of frontline veteran grant winners and reviewers to help you master the R01 application process from beginning to end (including resubmissions).

Please note: This how-to manual is estimated to be released on November 30th.  You will receive an email at that time with your downloadable file. If you are pre-ordering a PRINT copy, it will be sent via US mail starting on December 10th. Please allow 7-10 days for delivery. See Each TAB below for additional details!

  • What's Covered?
  • 9 Unique Chapters
  • Reviews
  • Contributors
  • Formats & Pricing

Here are a few of the easy-to-implement strategies you’ll receive by utilizing the NIH R01 Grant Writing Manual:

  • More effectively engage reviewers and get their “buy-in” to your research
  • Prove your institutional capabilities to accomplish your research
  • Master the Four-Paragraph Method to craft winning Specific Aims

  • Successfully feature your Overall Impact throughout your Research Plan

  • Generate reviewer confidence in your abilities with an expertly crafted Biosketch

  • Comply with new specimen and subject usage guideline requirements

  • Develop your Budget so that it is in sync with your Research Strategy

  • Maximize the effectiveness of reference letters to improve your fundability

  • Avoid formatting errors (font, margins, page count, etc.) that get your grant denied before it’s even reviewed

  • Spell out your research’s Significance so reviewers outside of your field can understand

  • Don’t fall into the trap of dependent Specific Aims
  • Accurately submit additional information to your grant without causing delays
  • And much more…

This training manual is broken down into 9 unique chapters and will walk you through the creation of your R01 application step-by-step. Each section of this essential grant writing tool instructs on a separate, essential part of the R01 grant application process:


  • Biosketch: Build reviewer confidence by effectively illustrating your research acumen and capabilities

  • Abstract: Craft an Abstract that catches reviewers’ attention and keeps them engaged

  • Research Environment: Successfully include resources reviewers want to see in your research proposal

  • Research Plan: Develop a strong Research Strategy that meets ALL NIH scoring criteria

  • Research Environment: Successfully include resources reviewers want to see in your research proposal

  • Special Considerations: Fully comply with NIH policies and guidelines to prevent early rejection

  • Budgets and Compliance: Develop a Budget that is in sync with your Research Strategy

  • NIH Review Process: Submit your grant correctly the first time with this step-by-step review process

  • Resubmissions: Better interpret reviewer comments to overcome their concerns

Also, the NIH R01 Grant: Expert Writing Skills manual is easily navigated and makes finding the specific information you need faster and more straightforward than other available resources. You can start from the beginning and work your way through the entire manual or jump right to where you need help and get the answers you are looking for.
Read what several of your peers had to say about this valuable grant-writing resource:

“I had struggled putting together unsuccessful NIH applications for 10 years before using this guide. The advice was extremely specific in terms of how to construct each portion of the proposal. I followed the guide as closely as possible, staying as close to the given examples as I could, in terms of format and content. Much to my amazement, my first R01 grant was funded (after many previous attempts without the guide)! I used the guide for a JDRF innovation award application, and it was also funded. This guide forces you to organize your thoughts in a manner that is easy to understand for the readers.”


- David A. Ostrov, Ph.D.
Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Florida College of Medicine


“The NIH R01 Grant Writing Manual has been invaluable to me in writing successful grant applications at a time when funding is extremely tight. I’m happy to say that using the advice in the guide I have written grants that have been funded, providing much needed support for my research lab during these difficult times. I recommend the guide to all researchers, whether new or established.”


- AnonymousSanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute


Dorothy Lewis, PhD

Dorothy Lewis, PhD Dorothy Lewis, Ph.D. is a Professor of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases at the McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science center in Houston. Dr. Lewis received her PhD in Microbiology in 1978 from the University of Arizona, then did an NIH supported postdoctoral fellowship at the University of New Mexico from 1978 to 1982. In 1982, she was also a faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM).

Dr. Lewis rose through the ranks at BCM and became a full professor in 2001. She moved to the University of Texas in 2009, where she serves as a member of the academic standards committee representing the Immunology program. She established a flow core facility for the Internal medicine department, served as the Immunology core director of the BCM/UT Center for AIDS research, and has developed multiple immune assays for clinical use. Outside of her research, she has developed a mentoring program for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and young faculty members.

Dr. Lewis has studied HIV pathogenesis for over 35 years. She was among the first to document changes in CD8 T cells in HIV-infected people and the implications of their activation and cellular death and has recently focused on understanding mechanisms responsible for metabolic dysfunction in HIV infected patients. She received her first NIH grant in 1985 and has had continuous support for her work in various aspects of HIV pathogenesis since that time, including an NIH MERIT grant from 2001-2012. Her work is held in high regard, as she is the author of more than 190 papers and several book chapters.

Dr. Lewis has served on many NIH study sections and review boards. She was a member of the AIDS virology study section from 1992-1996, and from 2002-2006 she served on the NIAID council. She became a member, and then chair, of the AIP (AIDS Immunology and Pathogenesis) study section from 2007-2011, and after that, she was a member of the Training and Workforce Diversity review panel from 2012-16.

Mona Trempe, PhD

Mona Trempe, PhD Mona R. Trempe received her Ph.D. in biological chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles. After completing post-doctoral fellowships at UCLA and the University of Mississippi Medical Center, she took a faculty position at UMMC where she attained the rank of Professor. Her laboratory was continuously funded throughout her tenure with direct external grants from the Army Research Office, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation, as well as through multiple collaborative projects.

Dr. Trempe began a move into scientific administration through a term as a visiting program officer at the National Science Foundation. This inspired her retirement from UMMC and a decade-long second career as a scientific review officer at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. During her service at NSF and NIGMS, she managed the review of approximately 1000 grant applications encompassing a wide variety of grant mechanisms and award types. While at NIGMS, these included individual research projects (R01), research training programs (R25, T34), specialized research centers (R24), program projects (P50) and cooperative agreements (U01). While now retired, Dr. Trempe maintains her connection to the grant application process through her role as a member of the advisory board for a Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) program at New Mexico State University.


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Please note: This how-to manual is estimated to be released on November 30th.

You will receive an email at that time with your downloadable file. If you are pre-ordering a PRINT copy, it will be sent via US mail starting on December 10th. Please allow 7-10 days for delivery.