IHSI supports faculty-driven research at Illinois. We provide training and professional development opportunities for the world’s most promising health sciences investigators.
The NIH Grant Writing Series is designed to prepare junior faculty at Illinois to submit a strong R01 proposal to the National Institutes of Health. Applying for funding from NIH can be a daunting and complex process for young researchers, but our approach ensures feedback and guidance all along the way.
The series consists of six sessions (approximately 90 minutes each) addressing various aspects of the grant submission process, as well as three meetings with a faculty member who has a history of NIH proposal success. The 2016 syllabus and schedule is also available. An RSVP for the open sessions is recommended, but not required.
While five sessions are open to campus, faculty who participate in the complete series must be nominated. Deans and department heads are asked to nominate their junior faculty (years 2-4) for participation in the series with a letter of support. Additionally, self-nomination is accepted. Self-nominees need to provide a letter of support from their department head, a copy of their CV, and a brief summary of their research interests. The nomination deadline for the 2016 series was August 1, 2016.