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NSF GRFP Stanford Resources

Take stock of Stanford’s existing programs, partners and resources that can be helpful as you think through the “broader impacts” criteria for your NSF application. ORGANIZING AROUND SCIENCE LABSci: LABSci is a collaboration between the Spakowitz Lab at Stanford University, and Kathy Ho’s classroom at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital School. SPLASH: Splash is a program that brings students in grades 8-12 from everywhere to Stanford’s… Continue reading »

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Grant Coach & Faculty Videos

Grant Coaches describe practical advice for writing successful proposals for fellowships and career development awards: How to Approach a Program Officer A Formula for Proposal Success A Strategy for Communicating your Research Strategy Considering the Content, Structure, and Language of the Review Criteria when Writing Thinking Like a Reviewer Using the Review Criteria to Inform your Fellowship Proposal Tips for Personalizing your Fellowship Training Plan… Continue reading »

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F31 Diversity – Description of Candidate’s Contribution to Program Goals

Parent F31 Diversity – PA-21-052 The NIH SF424 Application Guide – Fellowship outline the requirement for the Parent F31 Diversity Fellowship (PA-21-052) to include a document called the Description of Candidate’s Contribution to Program Goals. All other Fellowship application are not required to attach this document. Content (Refer to the NIH SF424 Application Guide – Fellowship) The sponsoring institution (e.g., Stanford University) must provide a… Continue reading »

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HHMI: Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty

Based on workshops co-sponsored by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and HHMI, this book is a collection of practical advice and experiences from seasoned biomedical investigators and includes chapters on laboratory leadership, getting funded, project management, and teaching and course design. Download Making the Right Moves, second edition (full book) Addendum: Writing a Letter of Recommendation Addendum: How to be a Member of an R01 NIH… Continue reading »

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NIH’s Research Supplements to Promote Diversity

The NIH provides funding (referred as Diversity Supplements) to attract trainees and faculty from underrepresented groups to research careers. These diversity supplements: Work within the scope of original NIH-supported grant project. The Principal Investigator must hold NIH research grants (R01, P01, etc.) with remaining support, usually two years or more. Support Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholars / Fellows as well as other career stages from… Continue reading »

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All About the NIH K Award Workbook

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) K awards aim to launch outstanding postdoctoral researchers and early faculty on to productive, independent research careers. Each scored review criterion points toward enabling the applicant (YOU!) to develop plans (both research and career development training) that will enable future successes. In preparing for your launch, the K award application must: Describe your past training and research experiences as… Continue reading »

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National Institutes of Health’s Diversity K Awards

The National Institutes of Health’s Diversity K Awards  support postdocs and early faculty from diverse backgrounds in conducting research in NIH mission areas. The long-term goal of these programs are to enhance diversity in the biomedical research workforce. Read NIH’s Interest in Diversity: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-031.html You may be eligible for more than one K Award, see current funding opportunities: https://researchtraining.nih.gov/programs/career-development Always contact relevant Program Officers to… Continue reading »

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Diversity K Awards – Description of Candidate’s Contribution to Program Goals

The National Institutes of Health’s Diversity K Awards  support postdocs and early faculty from backgrounds historically excluded from biomedical research. The long-term goal of these programs are to enhance diversity in the biomedical research workforce. Learn more about NIH’s Diversity K Awards. Many of the Diversity K Awards require the sponsoring institution (e.g., Stanford University) provide a document within the proposal application that explains how… Continue reading »

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Science and Art of Grant Writing Symposium — Watch the Videos!

Offered next in 2021! This symposium will address both practical and conceptual aspects of the proposal writing process. Participants will learn how to develop research strategies to tackle important scientific questions and tips for writing more effective proposals. Dynamic presenters will share insights about the grant writing and the review process. Target audience: graduate students, postdocs, clinical fellows, instructors. 2019 Watch the videos! (SUNet ID… Continue reading »

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Writing in the Sciences

This highly rated on-line course teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises. Topics include: principles of good writing, tricks for writing faster and with less anxiety, the format of a scientific manuscript, and issues in publication and peer review. Course Format In the first four weeks, the instructor Dr. Kristin Sainani will review principles of effective writing, examples of good… Continue reading »

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Resources for Writing Diversity Statement

The Stanford BioSci Careers and Preparing for Faculty Careers course offer excellent resources for postdocs and graduate students preparing Diversity Statements. When writing a Diversity Statement, just like when writing a grant, consider the mission & goals for the folks that will read the document. If you are applying for a faculty opening, does that university have a statement that includes diversity, equity, inclusion, and… Continue reading »

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NIH Funding Opportunities

Information about how NIH promotes a diverse scientific research workforce https://extramural-diversity.nih.gov/index Learn how diversity supports our mission, find opportunities to participate in diversity programs, meet researchers, and more. Whether you are a science student, trainee, faculty member, or someone who is interested in diversity programs, you can find what you are looking for here. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) supports programs that prepare the skilled,… Continue reading »

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Writing your 1-page Project Summary

The NSF Project Summary consists of three main sections: (1)   An overview includes a description of the activity that would result if the proposal were funded and a statement of objectives and methods to be employed. What is the knowledge gap? What are the overall objectives, specific objectives and the proposed research approach? What is the research goal and how does it fit with the PI’s long-term research goals?… Continue reading »

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Grant Coach Office Hour via ZOOM

Have a question about your grant proposal? Meet one-on-one with our trained Grant Coaches to answer questions, find resources, obtain advice or evaluate draft documents. Grant Coach Office Hours are generally limited to 2 hours per trainee per year. Request a meeting with a Grant Coach: Signup Grant Coaches: Hoda S. Abdel Magid, PhD, MHS is a postdoctoral research fellow working with Dr. Lorene Nelson… Continue reading »

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D-Core Office Hours

Grant Writing Academy’s Assistant Director of JEDI Dr. Deb Karhson is available for one-on-one meetings with graduate students and postdocs within Stanford’s virtual D-CORE. D-Core, the Diversity Center for Representation and Empowerment, provides a space where any member of the Stanford Medicine community interested in issues of inclusion and diversity can hold meetings or just hand out and study. Learn More. D-CORE Office Hours are… Continue reading »

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ONLINE: 2021 Autumn Proposal Bootcamp

The award-winning Autumn Proposal Bootcamp (Sept 20 – Nov 19, 2021) is now fully online! Our grant writers have almost twice the success as non-Bootcamp trainees (Botham et al., PLoS ONE). Fill out survey (Click Here) & we will email you when registration is available. In the mean time check out these resources.: All About the K Award Workbook Writing a Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Fellowship… Continue reading »

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Writing Specific Aims? Join a Lecture about Specific Aims & Signup for Specific Aims Workshop!

The Specific Aims Lectures & Workshop will be offered again soon. In the mean time, check out the below resources: Read: Writing Specific Aims that are Crystal Clear (Chapter 8 & Chapter 8 Worksheet): All about the NIH K Award Workbook Read: Tips for writing your Specific Aims Watch one of the below videos: Writing a compelling 1-page Specific Aims (28 minutes) by Director, Grant Writing… Continue reading »

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Stanford’s Jump Start Awards for Excellence in Research for Postdoctoral Scholars / Fellows

The Grant Writing Academy in partnership with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is excited to open the 2021 Jump Start Awards for Excellence in Research (due July 16, 2021). The Jump Start Award is designed to facilitate successful K Award applications from promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds, for example postdocs from groups underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce at the faculty level. Dr. Sheri Krams, Senior Associate… Continue reading »

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Teach! Write! Learn! Become a Grant Coach!

Grant Coaches are essential for the Grant Writing Academy’s success! Interested? Email Crystal Botham (cbotham@stanford.edu) for more information.  INFO SESSION: June 15, 2021 @ 9-10 AM. Register.  Learn more about the application process and Grant Coach roles & responsibilities. Grant Coach application due July 9, 2021. Click Here & Apply Now. Grant Coaches (postdocs we train) lead our Proposal Bootcamp courses (BIOS 242, BIOS 263,… Continue reading »

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We Ready! From the Lab Hood to PI-Hood: Assessing Your K-Award Readiness – READINESS CHECKLIST AVAILABLE

June 16, 2021 @ 2-3 pm  via Zoom Register Join this seminar for a checklist and tips to assess your readiness for a NIH K Award. Check out the Jump Start Award for Excellence in Research too. DOWNLOAD THE K-AWARD READINESS CHECKLIST – Stanford login required DOWNLOAD THE WE READY! SLIDES – Stanford login required About the Presenter: Debra (Deb) Karhson, Ph.D., is the Grant… Continue reading »

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ONLINE: 2021 Spring Proposal Bootcamp

The Grant Writing Academy’s award-winning Proposal Bootcamp will be offered online in the Spring term 2022. Prior Proposal Bootcamp participants had almost double the proposal success rates as non-Bootcamp trainees (https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0243973).  *** Registration is closed for our 2021 Spring Proposal Bootcamp. Sign up for our Autumn Proposal Bootcamp or future Proposal Bootcamp. In the mean time check out these resources.: All About the K Award Workbook Writing… Continue reading »

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The Art of Using Effective Language for Mentoring and Refining Scientific Ideas Series – Recordings Available

Effective language and communication are at the heart of good mentoring, grant coaching, and even discussing your own science. While there are ample resources for mentoring and teaching practice, we identified few resources specifically tailored for the language of the “one hour” session. Yet practicing language, especially around difficult conversations, helps future faculty members become better educators and better scientists. In this inaugural four-workshop series,… Continue reading »

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Sowing Solidarity: Crafting Diversity Statements to Live By

DOWNLOAD THE SLIDES – Stanford login required April 8 @ noon-1 pm (pacific) Register Using a guide self-reflection activity, we will explore strategies for describing and highlighting your efforts in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Resources for writing Diversity Statements. This event is co-sponsored by the Stanford Black Postdoc Association and is part of a series of workshops. Other workshops are: Blame It On Your Juice!:… Continue reading »

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Blame It On Your Juice!: Approaches to Defying Imposter Syndrome

DOWNLOAD THE SLIDES – Stanford login required April 15 @ noon-1 pm (pacific) Register We will explore the oppressive force of imposter fears/syndrome on our productivity as well as build a toolkit to strengthen our resolve in the most challenging of times. This event is co-sponsored by the Stanford Black Postdoc Association and is part of a series of workshops. Other workshops are: Sowing Solidarity:… Continue reading »

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Grant Transformers: Unmasking Your “Job Documents in Disguise”

April 22 @ noon-1 pm (pacific) Register In this session, we will overview how to save time during your career transitions by transforming grant documents into job application components, like your Research Statement and Cover Letter! This event is co-sponsored by the Stanford Black Postdoc Association and is part of a series of workshops. Other workshops are: Sowing Solidarity: Crafting Diversity Statements to Live By… Continue reading »

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VPGE’s Diversity Dissertation Research Opportunity (DDRO)

VPGE’s Diversity Dissertation Research Opportunity (DDRO) is now accepting proposals. The application deadline is Monday, March 29th The VPGE’s Diversity Dissertation Research Opportunity (DDRO) provides competitive awards to doctoral students for research expenses related to dissertations that contribute to our understanding of diversity, which includes, but is not limited to, culture, socioeconomic background, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disabilities, religion, and life experience. The primary focus… Continue reading »

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Mini Proposal Bootcamp – March 8-12, 2021 – Recordings Available

Co-sponsored by the Stanford Biosciences Student Association (SBSA) and the Biosciences Grant Writing Academy, this is a one-week Proposal Bootcamp to boost your grant writing efforts. All Stanford graduate students, postdocs, instructors, clinical fellows, etc. are welcomed. Join all activities or only a few. Each activity you join provides a raffle ticket for a random drawing for 10 (ten) winners, which will receive a Stanford T-shirt or… Continue reading »

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ONLINE: Making scientific figures in Adobe illustrator

December 10 @ 11AM-12noon Sign up  In this workshop, we will be learning basics of Adobe illustrator on how to design scientific figures for grants, research papers etc. Good scientific figures make a huge difference in conveying your scientific ideas to the audience. We will be covering basics software tools one can use to make figures. Level: Beginners This session will be on zoom, so… Continue reading »

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Development Award

December 10, 2020, 9-10 AM (PST) via Zoom Sign up Have you been invited to submit a full proposal for a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Development Award? Do you have general questions about the Burroughs Application process? Join us for a virtual Q & A session with recent BWF CASI awardees Stephanie Lindsey and Elizabeth Jerison. You’ll have a chance to ask specific questions, hear… Continue reading »

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NIH K Award Proposal Bootcamp for Jump Start Awardees

The 2020 NIH K Award Proposal Bootcamp is designed to facilitate successful K Award applications from promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds, for example postdocs from groups underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce at the faculty level. It meets Sept. 14 – Nov. 20 via zoom and augments the offerings of our self-paced Online Autumn Proposal Bootcamp (signup). Participants will receive peer feedback, refine their skills by… Continue reading »

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2020 NIH NRSA F Fellowship (F30, F31, F32) Proposal Bootcamp

During the 2020 Autumn Quarter, the Grant Writing Academy is organizing a weekly Proposal Bootcamp for graduate students and postdocs applying to the NIH NRSA F Fellowships (F30, F31, F32)*. This Bootcamp will meet Sept. 14 – Nov. 20 via zoom and is designed to augment the offerings of our self-paced Online Autumn Proposal Bootcamp (signup). Participants will receive peer feedback, refine their skills by… Continue reading »

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Diversity Supplement Workshops

Thursdays November 19th, December 3rd, & December 10th from 2-3:30 pm via Zoom Closed (email Crystal Botham if you want to join) Interested in applying for an NIH Diversity Supplement? These grants are designed to support graduate students and postdocs from underrepresented groups in science by providing salary support for the trainee. A series of three workshops will help you develop your application action plan, learn… Continue reading »

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Technical Communication Program Webinar: Make Your Research Fascinating to Anyone

Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 12:00PM-1:00PM PT To register: https://stanford.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yzqvCFtoTtu6yA-PFdcV2A In today’s interdisciplinary world, you no longer have the luxury of communicating only with people in your field. You also need to make your research fascinating to broader audiences, such as policymakers, business partners, investors, and corporate partners. Doing so effectively can help you engage with key decision-makers, distinguish yourself professionally, and even attract funding opportunities. In… Continue reading »

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Guide to the NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Program – Info Session & Panel Discussion

DOWNLOAD SLIDES – Stanford login required & VIEW RECORDING Thursday, October 8, 2020 9-10:30 AM Did you know the NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP) is designed to reduce the financial burdens associated with educational debt? The LRP’s goal is to retain talented trainees in careers that conduct biomedical or biobehavioral research. Learn more: NIH LRP website (www.lrp.nih.gov). The LRP is due Nov. 20, 2020! Topics… Continue reading »

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ONLINE: Learn How to Write Daily: Developing Writing Rituals and Routines for Academic Success

Friday September 25, 2020; 10:30 AM – 12 noon  via ZOOM Register Does the idea of writing a grant or a paper make you feel overwhelmed and anxious?  Do you ever wonder why writing fills you with dread and often drives you to procrastinate?  If you answered yes to either of these questions, then this workshop is for you.  Just like breathing is necessary for… Continue reading »

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ONLINE Seminar and Panel Discussion: Writing Compelling NIH NRSA F Fellowships!

DOWNLOAD SLIDES: Click Here – Stanford login required Thursday, August 27, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Pacific time zone) – via ZOOM Sign up Learn how to craft a strong application for the NIH NRSA F series Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships (F30, F31, F31-Diversity, F32)*.  Q&A session with a panel of successful former applicants with follow the seminar. More information about the F30: https://researchtraining.nih.gov/programs/research-education/F30 More information… Continue reading »

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ONLINE Navigating NIH’s Pre- and Post-Doctoral Diversity Funding Mechanisms: Strategies, Tips, and Tricks

DOWNLOAD SLIDES: Click here – Stanford login required Tuesday August 25, 10-11:30 AM (Pacific time zone) – via zoom Signup Download a Handout that lists NIH Diversity Funding Mechanisms – Stanford login required (click) This workshop will address both practical and conceptual aspects of the National Institute of Health’s Diversity funding mechanisms at both the pre- and post-doctoral training levels as well as early career… Continue reading »

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NIH MOSAIC K99/R00 Webinar

DOWNLOAD SLIDES: mosaic-applicant-webinar-2020 – Stanford login required Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 1 PM ET/10 AM PT NIGMS Website (Includes video of webinar): NIH Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) You can find the login  information on the NIGMS Meetings Webpage.  You can read more about the MOSAIC program in a recent post on the NIGMS Feedback Loop Blog, as well as answers see answers to Frequently… Continue reading »

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Spring Proposal Bootcamp: Biomedical & Biosciences

BIOS 263: Applied Grant-Writing Skills for Fellowships The Spring Proposal Bootcamp: Biomedical & Biosciences is specifically tailored for graduate students applying to fellowships, for example the NIH F31 or F30, and postdocs writing the NIH NRSA Fellowship F32. Bootcamp participants develop proposals through guided exercises with an emphasis on establishing a writing practice, in-class peer review, and focused faculty feedback. CANCELLED IN 2020 (VIRUS OUTBREAK)… Continue reading »

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Spring Proposal Bootcamp: Natural Sciences & Engineering (BIOS 279)

Not offered in 2020. Sorry! Graduate students and postdocs develop proposals in the non-medical fields of science and engineering (e.g. for the National Science Foundation) focusing on required documents such as the 1-page Project Summary, Broader Impacts, Intellectual Merit, and Research Plan. Participants establish a writing practice and learn fundamental grant writing skills through guided exercises, including in-class review and focused faculty feedback. Bootcamp starts… Continue reading »

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ONLINE: Tips Designing Effective Scientific Figures

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM via ZOOM Register In this workshop, we will be learning about how to design scientific figures to effectively communicate ideas. Making figures is an art which is easy to learn and can make a huge difference in conveying scientific ideas to the audience. We will learn quick tips and ways to improve figures for grants, publications,… Continue reading »

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ONLINE: NIH Resources and Workshops

13th Annual NIH Career Symposium – An Online Event – May 8, 8AM-4PM The NIH Career Symposium highlights the diversity of career choices available to your generation of biomedical researchers.  Whether you are a new graduate student, postdoc, or clinical fellow just beginning to consider career options or a senior student/fellow ready to look for a job, the NIH Career Symposium is for you. https://www.training.nih.gov/events/view/_2/2823/13th_Annual_NIH_Career_Symposium   NIH… Continue reading »

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ONLINE: Preventing Science from Becoming Fake News: Addressing Rigor in your Grant Proposal

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11 AM – 12:15 PM via ZOOM Register Reproducibility in science is an increasingly high priority for granting agencies and journal editorial staff, and accordingly, funding applications and journal submissions now require direct acknowledgement of techniques for improving reproducibility. This workshop will help participants understand NIH motives for requiring applicants to address rigor in research and identify relevant areas for increasing… Continue reading »

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ONLINE: Tips for Generating Stellar NIH Biosketches

Friday, April 24 10 AM – 11:30 AM via ZOOM Register DOWNLOAD SLIDES – Stanford login required At this workshop, learn about the very specific requirements for the NIH Biosketch such as how many research products are allowed for each Contribution to Science. Dr. Orit Rapaport from the Department of Pediatrics will also provide tips for generating a stellar NIH Biosketch. Bring a copy of… Continue reading »

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ONLINE: Draw Your Science!

Tuesday April 7, 2020;  2-3 PM via ZOOM Register Complex ideas conveyed with just a single picture can be an effective way to communicate your research to a broader audience; after all, the saying is “A picture is worth a thousand words!” In this workshop, Dr. Bharat will demonstrate how to draw complex scientific concepts in fun and easy ways. You will gain new skills… Continue reading »

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INDE 267: Planning and Writing a Research Proposal (Winter 2020)

Wednesdays Jan. 15, 22, 29, & Feb. 5 , 2020 at 3:30-5:30 Target Audience: Medical students (MD or MD/PhD) and PhD students in the Biosciences Program Signup: Please register in Axess (1 unit). Course Description: Students will gain fundamental skills in developing research questions and writing research proposals through a series of engaging workshops. Topics include developing a research idea, writing an executive summary, i.e.… Continue reading »

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Tackling the Damon Runyon Fellowship

Thinking about applying to the Damon Runyon Fellowship Award or Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatrics Fellowship Award? Tuesday, January 28, 2020 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Register here Dr. Justin Crest, a Damon Runyon Fellowship Awardee will provide an overview of the application process and tips for a successful proposal. Additionally, Q&A with a panel of current Damon Runyon or Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatrics Fellowship Awardee will follow the presentation. Learn More… Continue reading »

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MCHRI Workshops – Writing the Biosketch & Research Plan

The Maternal & Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI) accelerates Stanford discoveries to improve the health of pregnant women and child by fostering transdiciplinary research in the pre-clinical, clinical, and basic sciences. We are hosting two workshops to prepare trainees to apply for the Clinical Trainee (MD) Support (Due February 3, 2020) and Postdoctoral Support (Due March 2, 2020) funding opportunities. January 9, 2020; 3-5 pm… Continue reading »

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Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

The HHMI Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program is open to individuals with limited postdoctoral experience (less than 16 months by January 8, 2020) by who are from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences. See Eligibility: https://www.hhmi.org/programs/hanna-h-gray-fellows-program#Eligibility Important Deadlines: December 18, 2019 — Stanford Internal Deadline-institutional representatives – RPM/RMG or CGO/OSR January 8, 2020, 3 pm (Eastern Time) — HHMI Deadline January… Continue reading »

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Autumn Proposal Bootcamp

Proposal Bootcamp — BIOS 242 — Weekly 2-hour meetings 2019 (8 weeks, 4-6 hour commitment per week) Participants develop proposals through guided exercises with an emphasis on establishing a writing practice, in-class peer review, and focused faculty feedback. Registration – available soon.   Comments from previous participants: “The schedule forced me to write” “One of the best things… I wasn’t the only one going through… Continue reading »

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Integrating Your Training and Research Plans for a Successful K Award

Monday, October 28, 2019 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Signup This workshop will address the importance of integrating training elements into your research plan to improve the appeal of your K application. Participants will have hand-on practice to develop training goals together with the research direction, and to narrate their scientific niche at the end of the class. Target audience: Post-docs who would like to… Continue reading »

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Seminar & Panel: The Applicant’s Perspective of the K Award

Monday, October 21, 2019 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Signup NIH K99 Awardee Dr. Daniel Christoffel will provide tips and strategies for writing a compelling NIH K Award. After the seminar, a panel of K Awardees (K99, K01, K08, K23, etc.) will provide their perspectives as well. Cookies will be provided. About the speaker: Dan Christoffel, PhD is a prior Grant Writing Academy Grant Coach… Continue reading »

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Draw Your Science!

Monday, October 21, 2019 11:30 AM – 12:25 PM Signup Complex ideas conveyed with just a single picture can be an effective way to communicate your research to a broader audience; after all, the saying is “A picture is worth a thousand words!” In this workshop, Dr. Bharat will demonstrate how to draw complex scientific concepts in fun and easy ways. You will gain new… Continue reading »

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Writing for reviewers: Tricks to increase proposal clarity

Thursday, October 17, 2019 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Signup This workshop emphasizes clear and concise writing skills to improve the clarity of your proposals. We will discuss strategies for more effectively communicating your research ideas, turning reviewers into advocates for your proposal. We will present common grant application pitfalls and work through exercises to practice overcoming them. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Liz Seckel is the Grant Writer for the Ob/Gyn Department at… Continue reading »

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Crafting a Compelling Training Plan

Friday, October 11, 2019 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Signup Crafting a compelling training plan for a fellowship or career development award requires the applicant to develop a  framework to gain needed mentoring, skills, and experiences that build on prior training and/or experiences. At this workshop, participants will acquire an understanding of the importance of the Training Plan for graduate and postdoc  proposals, and how… Continue reading »

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Preventing Science from Becoming Fake News: Addressing Rigor in your Grant Proposal

Thursday, October 3, 2019 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Signup Reproducibility in science is an increasingly high priority for granting agencies and journal editorial staff, and accordingly, funding applications and journal submissions now require direct acknowledgement of techniques for improving reproducibility. This workshop will help participants understand NIH motives for requiring applicants to address rigor in research and identify relevant areas for increasing rigor in… Continue reading »

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NSF GRFP Faculty Facilitators

Each Stanford Biosciences Home Program has designated faculty to help students develop strong NSF GRFP proposals. These NSF GRFP Faculty Facilitators are committed to helping you! Their roles include: Ensuring eligible students have access to all the resources necessary to successfully complete both the scientific and personal statement portions of the NSF GRFP proposal Serving as a key resource for guidance and feedback to students… Continue reading »

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Learn How to Write Daily: Developing Writing Rituals and Routines for Academic Success

Friday, September 27, 2019 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Signup Does the idea of writing a grant or a paper make you feel overwhelmed and anxious?  Do you ever wonder why writing fills you with dread and often drives you to procrastinate?  If you answered yes to either of these questions, then this workshop is for you.  Just like breathing is necessary for life, writing… Continue reading »

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Tips for Generating Stellar NIH Biosketches

Monday, September 23, 2019 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Sign up At this workshop, learn about the very specific requirements for the NIH Biosketch such as how many research products are allowed for each Contribution to Science. Dr. Crystal Botham from the Biosciences Grant Writing Academy will also provide tips for generating a stellar NIH Biosketch. The last 30 minutes (10:30-11 AM) will be reserved… Continue reading »

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Navigating the Funding Opportunity Announcement

Monday, September 23, 2019 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Sign up So, you’ve got a great idea and you’re ready to write a killer grant application. However, standing between you and success is a labyrinth of eligibility rules set forth by your chosen funding entity. Let us help you crack the code with a short 30-min jumpstart talk on navigating the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).… Continue reading »

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Industry Insights into the Research Development Profession

Ever wonder what is research development (RD) and how your training has prepared you to enter this dynamic and growing profession? Looking to use your “academic” and other skill sets in new and exciting ways to enable innovative research at Stanford and beyond? Event Date: Sept 12, starts at 4 pm Register here Join the BioSci Careers Assistant Dean Stephanie Eberle for an Industry Insights panel discussion… Continue reading »

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Lunchtime Learning

Lunchtime Learning is co-sponsored by the Grant Writing Academy (School of Medicine) and Technical Communication Program (School of Engineering). The Lunchtime Learning series that teaches best practices of technical communication to STEM students and postdoctoral trainees. Next Lunchtime Learning: Next offered in Autumn 2018   Past Lunchtime Learnings: Email 101: Writing Professional and Productive Emails – May 9, 2018 Quick Tips For Writing Effectively About Complex Stem Topics – April… Continue reading »

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Writing Graduate Research Fellowships

The NSF GRFP is a prestigious, nationally competitive fellowship and provides three years of support for beginning graduate study. BIOS 271: Writing Graduate Research Fellowships (Autumn term) BIOS 271 2019 Schedule: July 31, Aug 7, Aug 14, Aug 21 at 9-11 am Sign Up Initial sessions focus on the basics of grantsmanship, review criteria (i.e. intellectual merit and broader impact), and required materials, with particular focus on… Continue reading »

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Communicate Effectively with your Mentor

Friday, May 3, 2019 12:30 PM – 1:30 AM Register Here Dr. Sofie Kleppner, Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs, will provide strategies for effective communication with your mentor to help maximize the value of that important relationship. Free pizza will be served at 12:15 PM (please bring your own water). Presentation follows at 12:30 PM. Event is co-sponsored by the Technical Communication Program (School of Engineering) and Grant Writing Academy (School… Continue reading »

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Let’s Have an Awesome Time Doing Science: Improving Scientists and Enriching Community

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 12 – 4 pm Register Here Students, postdocs, faculty, staff, and Stanford community members are invited to attend 2019’s Let’s Have an Awesome Time Doing Science (LHAATDS). This symposium will feature fantastic scientists giving extraordinary talks that will focus on the process of research (rather than the research itself) and explore how to get the most of scientific careers and improve… Continue reading »

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Effective Leadership through Listening

Friday, April 26, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM *** ROOM LOCATION UPDATE: THIS LUNCHTIME  LEARNING WILL NOW BE IN MITCHELL EARTH SCIENCES B67 *** Register here Being a good listener can make you a stronger leader and improve your professional relationships. In this interactive workshop, Matt Vassar, the instructor for the popular ENGR 103/203 Public Speaking course, will guide you through listening techniques to make people… Continue reading »

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Beyond Fear and Trembling: Managing Speech Anxiety

Friday, April 12, 2019 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM; Alway M112 Sign Up Does speaking in public make your heart beat faster?  If it does, the good news is that you are in good company, not only in terms of the number of people who share this fear, but also with regard to the many renowned speakers and performers who know this condition intimately themselves.  In… Continue reading »

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Review & Coffee

Writing a fellowship or career development award proposal? Come to our workshop to answer your questions and for peer review! Friday, March 22, 2019 – 1- 3 pm Register Here Director of the Grant Writing Crystal Botham and Grant Coach Lam invite you to bring your questions about writing a proposal, especially for the NIH Fellowships (F31, F32, etc.) or K Awards (K99/R00, K08, K23, etc.) to… Continue reading »

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Crafting an Effective Research Statement

March 7, 2019 – noon – 1 PM Register here This workshop emphasizes how to craft an effective written research statement to use in faculty applications.  We will discuss strategies for clearly and concisely communicating your research and its impacts. The workshop will cover questions to ask yourself to get started, what content to include, and how to format an overall persuasive research narrative. This workshop… Continue reading »

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Thinking about submitting an NSF CAREER proposal? 

You’re invited to a special lunch with a panel of past recipients of NSF CAREER awards. Date:  Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 12:30-2:00pm Location:  Yamazaki Environment and Energy (Y2E2) Building, Room 299 RSVP:  Please sign up to attend by March 1, 2019   The panelists will share their thoughts for developing your proposal and teaching/outreach ideas, conveying your plans to review panels, and implementing programs. A number of… Continue reading »

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Designing Exceptional Posters

February 15, 2019, 12:00pm-1:00pm Want to make your posters more readable and attractive? In this interactive workshop, Kelly Harrison of the School of Engineering’s Technical Communication Program will show you how to design posters that will more effectively showcase your research. Free lunch will be served at 11:45 am outside Thornton–please bring your own water. Presentation follows at noon. Event is co-sponsored by the Technical Communication Program (School of Engineering)… Continue reading »

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Writing a Proposal? Come to our workshop! *** At Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Hospital ***

Writing a fellowship or career development award proposal? Come to our workshop to answer your questions and for peer review!Monday, February 11, 2019 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Learn more and register: https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/register/222/page1.asp?m=267&c=1027 Director of the Grant Writing Crystal Botham and Grant Coach Danielle Mathersul invite you to bring your questions about writing a proposal, especially for the NIH Fellowships (F31, F32, etc.) or K Awards (K99/R00,… Continue reading »

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Stand Out, Get Hired

October 31, 2018 12:00pm-1:00pm If you got to interview for your dream job, would you know what to say? Would you know how to set yourself apart from other candidates applying for the same position? Would you like to increase your chances of getting hired? In this fast-paced and interactive workshop, Matt Vassar gives you strategies to impress interviewers and ensure they remember you long… Continue reading »

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Discover Funding Opportunities and Grant Awards

Sponsored by Stanford University Libraries More information and to Register: http://library.stanford.edu/events/discover-funding-opportunities-and-grant-awards-0 Two different workshops: October 11, 2018 2-3 pm and October 16, 2018 11 am – noon Learn about search strategies and key resources to help you identify funding opportunities and view grants awards for a research area.  This session will introduce you to a search tool that lets you search multiple funding resources at one time and… Continue reading »

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All about the K Award: An Applicant’s Perspective

DOWNLOAD SLIDES: All about the K Award (click here) – Stanford login required August 10, 2018; 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Register Online NIH K99 Awardee Kevin Beier, PhD will provide tips and strategies for how to write a compelling NIH K Award.  

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pLAY Statement

June 11, 2018; 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM The ability to communicate your research to diverse audiences takes practice. In this workshop you will learn how to tell the story of what you do and why it is important in a supportive and playful environment. Guided exercises will move you toward the goal of clear and cohesive lay statements for future fellowship or grant applications.… Continue reading »

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Let’s Have an Awesome Time Doing Science

WATCH THE VIDEOS: Recorded May 29, 2018 Let’s Have an Awesome Time Doing Science (LHAATDS) is back for its third year at Stanford! LHAATDS is a symposium that brings in fantastic, thoughtful scientists to give talks on how we can improve ourselves as scientists and improve the community around us. To be clear, these are not research talks. This year, we will hear talks from… Continue reading »

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Turbocharge Your Writing with Hugh Kearns

Thursday, May 17, 12:30pm – 3:00pm Tresidder Cypress Lounge Would you like to know the secret to high output, low stress scholarly writing? In academia it is often assumed that writing comes naturally. However, an overwhelming body of research shows that there are very clear and practical strategies that can greatly increase your writing productivity. Co-sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. Info & Register here.

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Email 101: Writing Professional and Productive Emails

May 9, 2018 12:00pm-1:00pm Email is the primary communication tool at many organizations. When effective, email can facilitate communication and fuel productivity. But when unclear, inappropriate or unopened, email can be confusing, delay responses and potentially damage relationships. In this Lunchtime Learning workshop, Lisa Modifica from the Technical Communication Program (TCP) will explain how to write professional emails that prioritize clear communication and keep your… Continue reading »

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Quick Tips For Writing Effectively About Complex Stem Topics

April 10, 2018, 11:30am – 12:30pm For your research to make the most impact, you must be able to communicate it. But writing clearly about complex STEM topics can be tricky. In this Lunchtime Learning workshop, Stanford Professor Kristin Sainani draws on her extensive background as a health and science writer to present principles of effective technical writing and examples of good and bad writing,… Continue reading »

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Distilling Your Research

January 30, 2018 12:00pm-1:00pm Do you find it hard to answer the question “what do you do?” In this interactive workshop you will learn how to explain your research in a simple way that you can then tailor for different audiences and purposes — elevator pitches, interviews, posters, presentations, grant applications, research papers, and more. Lunch will be served at 11:45 am; Presentation follows at noon. Event is co-sponsored by the Technical… Continue reading »

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Four Best Practices to Rock Your Resume!

November 28, 2017 11:30am-12:30pm You only get one chance to make a great first impression with your resume. If it’s poorly formatted or badly written, you may end up in the “reject” pile within seconds. In this interactive workshop, experts from BioSci Careers and the Technical Communication Program use real-world examples to illustrate four best practices that will help you rock your resume and get… Continue reading »

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NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GRFP) Info Session

Sponsored by the Stanford Biosciences Student Association (SBSA) September 27, 2017, 5:00-6:30 pm The NSF GRFP is a prestigious, nationally competitive fellowship and provides three years of support for beginning graduate study. Helpful Resources from the University of Missouri Register online

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Talk Tech

April 19, 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm What do industry giants like Steve Jobs, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos all have in common? The ability to Talk Tech! Engaging an audience means sharing your vision—not just your technical details. In this fast-paced and highly interactive workshop, Matt Vassar, the creator of Stanford’s popular course on public speaking, will teach you how to talk to colleagues, customers, investors, interviewers, and even lay… Continue reading »

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How to Write A Successful NIH Career Development Award (K Award)

WATCH THE VIDEOS; Recorded July 29, 2015 A key step in establishing an academic career is the successful transition from post-doc or fellow training to the first faculty position. This workshop will enable fellows and young investigators to understand the different K award grant mechanisms and will provide strategies to optimize funding probability, in order to successfully complete the challenging transition to established investigator. This seminar… Continue reading »

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How to Write a Successful NIH Individual NRSA Fellowship (F30, F31, F32)

WATCH THE VIDEOS; Recorded July 29, 2015 This workshop is for pre- and postdoctoral trainees who are interested in preparing an application for an individual NRSA Fellowship (F Awards), including F30, F31, F32. Dr. Mark Roltsch, a former NHLBI Program Officer and Scientific Review Officer, will provide clear direction as to what is need to write a successful F Award grant and how to avoid… Continue reading »

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