Preventing Science from Becoming Fake News: Addressing Rigor in your Grant Proposal
Thursday, October 3, 2019 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
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 their proposals.
After the workshop, the participants will be able to identify three methods for increasing rigor in their research. Further, participants will be able to explain the formula for addressing rigor in research and apply the formula to one of the methods that is relevant to their proposal. Specific examples are relevant to the K99 award, but the formula for addressing rigor and the practice of identifying relevant standards are broadly applicable to other funding applications and journal submissions.
Pre-workshop assignment: pick a journal where you’d like to publish your research and identify the journals standards and requirements for publishing. You can print these or bring the link to the relevant page, we will reference these standards in the workshop.
About the Speaker: Jen is currently a SPARK fellow in the department of Chemical and Systems Biology studying pathways models for identifying druggable targets. Recently she completed a CERSI postdoctoral fellowship with Russ Altman and previously, she completed her PhD in Biological Engineering with Doug Lauffenburger at MIT. As a graduate student, she became interested in coaching scientific communication when she served as a fellow in the Biological Engineering Department Communication Lab. She is particularly excited about coaching for personal statements and fellowship applications and is excited to be a part of the Grant Writing Academy.