Clinical & Translational Career Development

Grant Pacing Workshops

Current Workshop Dates

Now registering for June 2019 deadline submissions! You must attend both sessions for your type of grant, one in January and one in February.

Part I
K Grants – Monday, January 21, 2019, 1-5 PM
R Grants – Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 8 AM – 12 PM
2525 West End Ave., 3rd floor, Room 338 (VPRAD Classroom)

Part II
K Grants – Monday, February 25, 2019, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
R Grants – Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
2525 West End Ave., 3rd floor, Room 338 (VPRAD Classroom)

Email to register by December 31.  Workshops for the October 2019 deadlines will be announced in February 2019.

What’s a Grant Pacing Workshop?

Break It Down to Build It Better is a practical series of workshops and peer accountability meetings designed to pace attendees smoothly to the completion of a grant.  Topics covered include making a customized grant preparation timeline, using task lists to ensure continuous momentum, constructing flow diagrams, navigating Vanderbilt’s submission process, and maximizing assistance from mentors, staff, and students.

Break it Down to Build it Better consists of two workshops: A half-day session followed by an all-day workshop about four weeks later. Both sessions involve pre-work. During workshops you will have many opportunities to ask questions, troubleshoot problems, and work on your upcoming submission.

You must be submitting a grant in the associated cycle to participate and must commit to both sessions and the majority of the group meetings. Up to 16 individuals are able to participate in each series of workshops.  The first workshop is typically held five months prior to the intended major NIH grant submission deadline.

Yearly Schedule:

First Workshop Second Workshop NIH Deadline
Late September Late October or November February 5
Late January Late February or March June 5
Late May Late June or July October 5

A registration email with exact workshop dates typically goes out two-three months before the first workshop of a series.  Email Rebecca Helton to get on the distribution list.

Materials for Pacing a K or R01 Award



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Coming Up

Thursday, January 31, 2018
Joint Newman Society & Translational Bridge Seminar
Dealing with Difficult People
Dr. Jody Foster
12:00 PM, 202 Light Hall

Thursday, February 14, 2018
Translational Bridge Seminar
Scholarly Productivity on a Timeline
Dr. Mark Denison
12:00 PM, 202 Light Hall

Thursday, February 28, 2018
Newman Society Seminar
The Nuts and Bolts of Getting What You Need to Succeed
Dr. Shari Barkin
12:00 PM, 202 Light Hall

Recent Awards

Dr. Julie Lounds Taylor (R01)
Dr. Eric Tkaczyk (VA CDA)
Dr. Leigh Howard (K23)
Dr. Anna Vilgelm (R37)
Dr. Jin Han (R56)
Dr. Amanda Mixon (VA Merit)
Dr. Jessica Perkins (K01)
Dr. Marcos Lopez (K23)
Dr. Jason Spaeth (K01)
Dr. Cecilia Chung (R01)
Dr. Tim Hohman (R01)
Dr. Ricky Shinall (R03)
Dr. Danielle Dean (K01)
Dr. Khaled Abdel-Kader (R01)
Dr. Gautam Bhave (R01)
Dr. Katherine Gotham (R01)
Dr. Matthew Semler (K23)
Dr. Dolly Ann Padovani-Claudio (K08)
Dr. Rachelle Crescenzi (AHA CDA)
Dr. Katherine Bachmann (VA CDA)
Dr. Robert Cronin (K23)
Dr. Laura Keohane (K01)
Dr. Krystle Kuhs (K07)