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Specific Aims & Narrative Sections: Grab NIH Reviewers Attention, Get Your Grant Funded - June 21st at 1pm ET


Live Webinar

Specific Aims & Narrative Sections: Grab NIH Reviewers Attention, Get Your Grant Funded - June 21st at 1pm ET


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  • Don’t let the Specific Aims Page and Narrative section of your NIH grant application get you turned down for the research money you need.

    This happens quite frequently in Peer Review meetings. The Specific Aims Page and Narrative section of your Abstract are the most critical aspects of your grant. They can make or break peer reviewer interest and enthusiasm and often immediately sink your grant before it is read in detail.

    Despite the overwhelming importance of these sections, knowing how to use them to attract the attention of your reviewer is not straightforward. The good news is, that with an understanding of what NIH peer reviewers expect to see, you can make sure your grant gets noticed, which boosts your chances of funding approval. This is where medical researcher and educator, Christopher Dant, PhD, can help. 

    Dr. Dant has written numerous successful NIH grants for faculty while at both Stanford and Dartmouth Medical Schools. Most recently, he taught NIH grant writing for the schools as well. During his 40+ year career as a researcher, instructor and educator, Dr. Dant has learned what it takes to get your grant approved, and during this 90-minute training session, he will share this knowledge with you. During this training, he’ll walk you through exactly how to write a more successful Specific Aims Page and Narrative section. This training will help your application stand out above the fierce NIH grant competition. Ultimately, it will improve your opportunity to get the funding your research needs.

    During his upcoming online training session on Thursday, June 21st, at 1pm EST, Dr. Dant will significantly improve your chances of getting the NIH funding you need by overcoming NIH grant intense competition and heightened federal spending restrictions.

  • By attending this live 90-minute training session with Dr. Dant, you will learn how to significantly improve your chances of getting your research noticed and ultimately funded. Here are just a few of the proven tactics you’ll learn from this expert-led training:

    • Construct your Specific Aims Page to incorporate exactly what NIH reviewers expects
    • Proven lay language to use in your narrative section to show your grant's relevance to human health and attract NIH peer reviewer attention
    • Write a more successful Aims page by mastering the concepts of Significance and Impact
    • Develop a systematic approach to writing your Specific Aims Page that gets you noticed
    • Focus on your research’s Significance and potential impact to immediately capture NIH reviewers and show them why your work is worth funding
    • Uncover how your Specific Aims Page is KEY to your entire NIH application, and make it work for you
    • Make your grant rise to the top in terms of the importance and impact of your work
    • And so much more…

    You may not realize it, but approximately 90% of your NIH grant application’s success can be attributed to how well you grab the interest of your review and peer review committee members. The Specific Aims Page and the Narrative Section of your Abstract are unarguably the most attention-grabbing sections of your grant. However, knowing how to make this happen is a skill that must be learned.

  • Meet Your Expert: Dr. Christopher Dant 

    Dr. Christopher DantDr. Christopher 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 and worked as a senior writer and managed publications at Stanford’s Medical School and established and built 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 deliver lectures 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 Research and Training Grants for the NIH.

  • Reviews:

    “Clear information with examples.”
    - Kristina Gardner

    “Clear guidance to write a winning proposal aim page.”
    - John Massingill

    “I've successfully had grant applications funded, but the information provided will help me tighten up my application and like reduce the need for resubmissions.”
    - Ronald Mink

    “Very good, full of useful examples; well-organized presentation. The speaker anticipated what the audience needed to know.”
    - Blythe Nobleman

    “I liked the examples used to represent the content.”
    - Derrick Sanderson