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2024 Mini Proposal Bootcamp

Co-sponsored by the Stanford Biosciences Student Association and the Grant Writing Academy! Next offered in-person on March 28, 2024 from 9AM to 4PM at the School of Medicine. Submitting a compelling fellowship or career development award  is a time consuming process. This in-person Mini Proposal Bootcamp is designed to springboard the development of your next proposal, particularly a NIH fellowship or career development award. Based… Continue reading »

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Spring NRSA Proposal Bootcamp (BIOS 263)

BIOS 263: Applied Grant-Writing Skills for Fellowships The Spring Proposal Bootcamp 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 and in-class peer review. This NRSA Proposal Bootcamp (BIOS 263) is on Thursdays April 4… Continue reading »

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Self-Paced Proposal Bootcamp

New in 2024, you can sign up for our Self-Paced Proposal Bootcamp. You will have at your fingertips all our amazing grant writing resources. This self-paced Bootcamp opens April 1, 2024 and ends June 4, 2024 (10 weeks). Register (Click Here) Registration closes March 15, 2024. Self-Paced Proposal Bootcamp (10-weeks) includes: Self-paced videos and resources to guide the development of your proposal Overview of grant… Continue reading »

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Online Proposal Bootcamp (BIOS 299)

The next Online Proposal Bootcamp (BIOS 299) is on Thursdays April 4 to May 30, 2024 (9 weeks) at noon-1:30 PM. Register (Click Here) Registration closes March 15, 2024. Online Proposal Bootcamp (9-weeks) includes: Self-paced videos and resources to guide the development of your proposal Overview of grant writing fundamentals Tips & resources for writing compelling grants delivered through text & videos Peer review program… Continue reading »

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All About the NIH K Award Workbook

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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. The 2023 Grant Coach application will open in early July 2023. We anticipate training 10 Grant  Coaches for FY24. Grant Coaches: Teach our Online Proposal Bootcamp (BIOS 299) In-Person Proposal Bootcamps (BIOS 242, BIOS 263, etc) Develop programing and resources for applicants to NIH Diversity Supplements Partner… 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

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

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

Offered next in 2023! 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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Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

The HHMI Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program is open to individuals with limited postdoctoral experience (typically no more than 24 months of postdoctoral training) 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 Sign up for the Hanna Gray Informational Seminar & Panel Discussion When: Monday December 18, 2023 at 10:30AM-12noon Location: Zoom Register: Register for the Hanna… Continue reading »

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R2G2: Budgeting Basics for Pre-Award Management

November 30, 2023 | 11:00am – 12:00pm (pst) | via Zoom Struggling with your pre-award budgeting component? Come join us for a 1hr session to learn all about the pre-award budget basics followed by a panel discussion!   Route to Getting Grants (R2G2) is specially designed for junior faculty at Stanford. Sessions cover all aspects of grant writing, delivered through panel sessions, workshops and focused talks.… Continue reading »

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Autumn NRSA Proposal Bootcamp (BIOS 242)

The Autumn NRSA Proposal Bootcamp  is specifically tailored for graduate students and postdocs applying to fellowships (e.g., NIH F30, F31, or F32)  Bootcamp participants develop proposals through guided exercises with an emphasis on establishing a writing practice and in-class peer review. Registration is closed. If you are a graduate student please email Crystal Botham. Autumn Proposal Bootcamp (8-weeks) includes: Weekly meetings led by Grant Coaches… Continue reading »

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Workshop & Call for Collaborators: Writing non-US grants

Workshop: Writing non-US grants (in person only) December 11, 11:30-12:30 PM (registration closed), LKSC130 Are you an international student or postdoc at Stanford and are you wondering what kind of grants you can apply for? The Grant Writing Academy is organizing a one-hour workshop about non-US grant writing. During this workshop, we will highlight the major differences in applications between US and non-US grants and… Continue reading »

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

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 Dean for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs, has pledged support for up to 8 Jump Start Awards (up to $3,000 each) to enable Stanford postdocs to collect pilot data,… 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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FY23 Incentive for Submitting a Proposal

Between November 1, 2022 to August 9, 2023, all 2nd and 3rd year graduate students within eligible School of Medicine PhD programs that submit a fellowship proposal for external funding from NIH or another sponsor (federal or non-federal) will be awarded $250, regardless of the proposal’s outcome. This year 4th year graduate students within eligible School of Medicine PhD programs that submit a NIH F99/K00 will be awarded… Continue reading »

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R2G2: NIH Director’s New Innovator Award (DP2) Seminar

June 20, 2023 | 12pm – 1pm (PST) | via Zoom Register here!  Join us for a 1-hour session hosted by Elizabeth Seckel to learn about the NIH New Innovator Award. You will get to hear from recent awardee: Dr. Serena Sanulli and experienced DP2 reviewer: Dr. Daniel Herschlag. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions. NIH Director’s New Innovator Award – Funding… Continue reading »

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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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2023 Mini Proposal Bootcamp

Co-sponsored by the Stanford Biosciences Student Association and the Grant Writing Academy! Next Offered in Winter 2024. Sign up (click here) and we will email you when registration is available.  All Stanford graduate students (1st priority), postdocs, instructors, or clinical fellows are welcomed but space is limited. Staff and faculty are not eligible to attend in 2023. Participants committed to join the all-day Mini Proposal… Continue reading »

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Resources for the National Institutes of Health Diversity MOSAIC K99/R00 Awards

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): PAR-21-271 To support diverse postdocs to develop their independent research skills through a two-phase program: an initial mentored research experience followed by a period of independent research. For help determining your congruence with the NIH classifications for Diversity, please see the for more information. Postdoctoral fellow no more than 4 years of postdoctoral research experience Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply… Continue reading »

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Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

The Hanna Gray Proposal Bootcamp will be on Wednesdays 2:30-4:20 pm via zoom starting September 28 to November 16, 2022. The first meeting (September 28, 2:30-4 pm) is an Informational Seminar and Panel Discussion (open to all). Weekly peer review occurs Wednesdays October 5 to November 16 at 2:30-4:20 pm. Join the Hanna Gray Proposal Bootcamp (click here to register) Registration closes September 30.  Join the Informational Seminar… Continue reading »

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F99/K00 Introduction Seminar & Panel Discussion

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

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All about the K Award: Applicants’ Perspective

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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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FY22 Incentive for Submitting a Proposal

Between November 1, 2021 to August 9, 2022, all 2nd and 3rd year graduate students within Biosciences PhD Programs that submit a fellowship proposal for external funding from NIH or another sponsor (federal or non-federal) will be awarded $250, regardless of the proposal’s outcome. At this time the NSF GRFP is not eligible for this incentive program because all eligible Biosciences students are expected to apply… 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 (click here) Grant Coaches: Dr. Cellas Hayes received his BA and PhD from the University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS.… Continue reading »

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D-Core Office Hours

Grant Writing Academy’s Director Dr. Crystal Botham is available for one-on-one meetings with graduate students and postdocs within Stanford’s 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 hang out and study. Learn More.

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2022 Mini Proposal Bootcamp

This year, we are hosting informative workshops in collaboration with Dr. Orit Rapaport, a Research Development Strategist from the Department of Pediatrics. Grant Coach Dr. Leah Guthrie is also leading Time to Write sessions to jumpstart your writing. Make sure to register for both activities! Register (click here) – Join the sessions that fit your need* * Each activity you join provides a digital raffle ticket… Continue reading »

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K-Series Empowerment Bootcamp co-sponsored by the Stanford School of Medicine Women Faculty Network Steering Committee and Biosciences Grant Writing Academy

The 2021 K-Series Empowerment Bootcamp for Excellence is designed to facilitate successful K Award applications from promising postdoctoral researchers, with a focus on the empowerment of women researchers. It is for Stanford postdocs in the biosciences who are open and committed to immersing themselves into powerful self-awareness and self-efficacy activities while constructing their K-Award. Within a safe community, you will utilize self-empowering strategies and design thinking tools to craft… Continue reading »

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ONLINE: Making scientific figures in Adobe illustrator

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NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration – NIH Sponsored

Monday, November 1 – Thursday, November 4, 2021 — FREE Learn More Who Should Attend? If you are an administrator, researcher, early-stage investigator, graduate student, or anyone new to working with the NIH grants process, then this seminar is designed specifically for you. More experienced? Attend our policy updates and check out our case study series. Register Now!

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2021 Autumn Proposal Bootcamps

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). Registration is closed now. If you are a graduate student and interested in joining , email Crystal Botham asap. Learn about our Spring Proposal Bootcamp. Target Audience: Biosciences & School of Medicine Graduate Students, Postdocs,… Continue reading »

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Sowing Solidarity: Crafting Diversity Statements to Live By

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

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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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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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ONLINE: Tips for Generating Stellar NIH Biosketches

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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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MCHRI Workshops – Writing the Biosketch & Research Plan

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NSF GRFP Faculty Mentors

Each Stanford Biosciences Home Program has designated faculty to help students develop strong NSF GRFP proposals. These NSF GRFP Faculty Mentors are committed to helping you so feel free to also make an appointment via email with them! 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… 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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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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