Training Opportunities

NIH Proposal Writing Workshop for Engineers:  Fall 2022

Marcie O'Malley, Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, in conjunction with the Office of Proposal Development, invites Engineering faculty and research scientists to register for a new NIH Proposal Writing Workshop for Engineers. 

Workshop Benefits

During this nine-week workshop, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Obtain a solid overview of NIH, including its mission, goals, and strategic plan and funding priorities for FY 2021-2025.
  • Learn the key differences between NIH and NSF proposals.
  • Recognize how proposals differ from journal articles.
  • Familiarize yourself with the entire proposal writing process.
  • Prioritize your proposal.
  • Write and revise a specific aims section and research plan and obtain detailed feedback on these critical documents from your peers in the workshop and from an OPD proposal development specialist.
  • Analyze strategies and techniques others use to present their projects.
  • Understand rigor and reproducibility in NIH proposals.
  • Understand the NIH review process.
  • Work in a positive, interdisciplinary, and collaborative environment.
  • Meet potential collaborators for future projects.

Eligible Participants:

Engineering faculty and research scientists of all ranks are eligible to apply.  

Workshop Dates, Times, and Location

There will be two introductory meetings, each on a different topic:

  • Wednesday, September 14, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. — Tools of the Trade:  NIH
  • Thursday, September 22, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — NIH for NSF Researchers

All subsequent workshop meetings will be focused on peer reviews and will take place on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. from October 6 to November 10.  All workshop meetings will be held in Cambridge Office Building, Room 110.  Lunch will be provided.

Registration Deadline

Interested faculty must register to participate in the workshop series. 

  • To register, simply complete and submit the registration form no later than 11:00 p.m. on Monday, September 12
  • Interested faculty are also strongly encouraged to e-mail a short (max one-page) specific aims page or summary of your proposed research project to Phyllis McBride at pmcbride@rice.edu  by the same deadline, Monday, September 12.

Questions:

If you have questions, please contact Phyllis McBride at pmcbride@rice.edu or Molly Slattery at slattery@rice.edu.

We look forward to having you join us in the workshop!