Winning your first NIH grant without losing sleep
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Winning your first NIH grant without losing sleep

An introduction to the basics of NIH grants and cooperative agreements, with tips and tricks from experienced leaders.
4.7 (5 ratings)
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Last updated 7/2014
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  • 3 Supplemental Resources
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What Will I Learn?
Learn the basics of NIH grants
Learn tips on how to prepare an application
How to engage the federal government before, during, and after your review and award
Discover opportunities available for funding
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Requirements
  • None
  • Some background in science, engineering or business
  • Technical writing skills
Description

This course introduces the basic concepts of pursuing NIH grant funding. This introduction is intended for graduate students, postdocs, faculty, administrators and entrepreneurs. In this high level introduction, I will cover grants, contracts and cooperative agreements. Topics include:

  1. What a grant is and how to find funded proposals
  2. How to find what the NIH is looking for and how to engage program staff as a grantee
  3. How your proposal will be reviewed
  4. What to do when you get your reviews back
  5. Non-dilutive opportunities for startups and small businesses (SBIR/STTR/others)
  6. Tips on preparing proposals
  7. Pointers to other resources
Who is the target audience?
  • Scientists
  • Engineers
  • Students
  • Administrators
  • Consultants
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 16 Lectures Collapse All 16 Lectures 55:42
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Getting to the Details: A Style Guide on the Components of a Grant Proposal
7 Lectures 21:43
The Public Big Picture: The Project Summary and Narrative
06:03

The Moolah and Worker Bees: Developing a Budget, Justifying It and Key Personnel
05:27

This is an older fake example of a budget justification.

Example Budget Justification
1 page

The Sales Pitch and the Nitty Gritty: The Specific Aims and Research Strategy
05:06

This is an example specific aims page from a previous proposal. It is somewhat old, but the basic concepts are there.

Example Specific Aims Page
1 page

Letters, Protecting Humans, Sharing Resources and Everything Else
05:07

This is an older example using an outdated form, but gives you an idea of the content in a Resources description. Note this is different than the Resource Sharing plan.

Example Facilities and Other Resources
1 page
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After You Submit Your Work of Art
3 Lectures 14:15
Getting Thick Skin: How Your Proposal Is To Be Reviewed and What You Should Do
03:18

Review Panels and Timeline
09:42

Conclusions
01:15
About the Instructor
Dr.  Sean Mooney
4.7 Average rating
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31 Students
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Scientist and Professor

Prof. Sean Mooney is a scientist in the fields of genetics and informatics, and he manages an active National Institutes of Health funded laboratory. He was an Associate Professor and Director of Bioinformatics at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Southern California and Indiana University and a faculty Lecturer at UC Berkeley. He received a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at UCSF in 2001 and was the John Peter Hoffman fellow in informatics and genetics at Stanford University from 2001-2003. He received tenure at Indiana University in 2009. In aggregate, he has raised more than $10 million in grant funding from the federal government, foundations and corporate sponsored research. He also has experience leading the construction of communities; he is co-founder of nonprofits focusing on biomedical entrepreneurship in the SF Bay Area, BioE2E and the Indiana Biomedical Entrepreneur Network. He was the Grand Prize Winner of the 2000 $150,000 Garage dot com Student Business Plan Competition, one of the largest of its kind, and was featured on CNN and in Businessweek Magazine. He sits on several editorial boards of journals, is the founder of multiple companies and is an active consultant to the the Department of Health and Human Services and to biotechnology, pharmaceutical and information technology companies.