Clinical & Translational Career Development

Grant Pacing Workshops

Current Workshop Dates

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

Part I
K Grants – Monday, September 10, 2018, 1-5 PM
R Grants – Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 8 AM – 12 PM
2525 West End Ave., 3rd floor, Room 338 (VPRAD Classroom)

Part II
K Grants – Monday, October 8, 2018, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
R Grants – Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
2525 West End Ave., 3rd floor, Room 338 (VPRAD Classroom)

Email adrienne.babcock@vumc.org to register by August 15.  Workshops for the June 2019 deadlines will be announced in late October.

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

Presentations

Checklists

Suggested Activities

Examples

Other

Writing, Editorial, Personal, and Other Types of Assistance

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Coming Up

Thursday, August 23, 2018
Translational Bridge Seminar
Expert Performance and Imposter Syndrome
Dr. David Sacks
12:00 PM, MCN C2209

Thursday, August 30, 2018
Newman Society Seminar
When Should You Be R-Ready?
Dr. Katherine Hartmann
12:00 PM, 512 Light Hall
Note room change!

Recent Awards

Dr. Danielle Dean (K01)
Dr. Khaled Abdel-Kader (R01)
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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)
Dr. Stephen Patrick (R01)
Dr. Staci Sudenga (K07)
Dr. Lang Wu (K99)
Dr. Miriam Lense (R21)
Dr. Reyna Gordon (K18)
Dr. Rolanda Lister (K01)
Dr. Eric Austin (R01)
Dr. April Pettit (R01)
Dr. Miriam Lense (R21)