The Fall 2018 NIH Proposal Writing Institute (PWI) is a guided proposal development program for UT faculty who intend to submit an NIH research proposal (R01, R15, R21, R03) to one of the standard October or February deadlines. The NIH PWI combines a series of workshops with a sequence of writing prompts designed to lead participants through the process of developing a new NIH Research Plan. Members of the Faculty Development Team (FDT) are also available to provide individualized proposal consultation leading up to submission.
The PWI will be comprised of six group meetings beginning on September 12 and concluding on November 19. Each session will be held on a Wednesday from 9 a.m.–11 a.m. in A004 Blount Hall with the exception of the final session, which will be on a Monday. Individual workshop topics will include things like how to select the right R-mechanism for your proposal, how to identify an appropriate study section, the structure of an NIH proposal, how to budget your project, the difference between “significance” and “innovation,” and how to comply with the rigor and reproducibility requirements.
The workshop will be held on the following dates: September 12, September 26, October 10, October 24, November 7, and November 19.
The PWI is open to faculty who are eligible to serve as the Principal Investigator on an NIH proposal submitted by UT-Knoxville. Attendees should have a specific NIH-appropriate research project in mind prior to the first session. Identification of a target Institute and prior communication with a program officer is preferable.
The deadline for registration is September 10, 2018. Please contact Jim Mazzouccolo at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
This is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.