Clinical & Translational Career Development

Grant Pacing Workshops

Current Workshop Dates

Now registering for February 2018 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 11, 2017, 1-5 PM
R Grants – Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 8 AM – 12 PM
2525 West End Ave., 3rd floor, Room 338 (VPRAD Classroom)

Part II
K Grants – Monday, October 9, 2017, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
R Grants – Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
2525 West End Ave., 3rd floor, Room 338 (VPRAD Classroom)

Email to register by July 31.  Workshops for the June 2018 deadlines will be announced in November.

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.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Newman Society Seminar
What to Worry About and When
Dr. Tina Hartert
12:00 PM, 206 PRB

Friday, October 13, 2017
Translational Research Forum
8:00 AM-3:30 PM, Student Life Center

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Translational Bridge Seminar
Negotiating Your First Academic Position
Dr. Bill Cooper
12:00 PM, 206 PRB

Recent Awards

Dr. Brent Ferrell (K23)
Dr. Jennifer Gaddy (R01)
Dr. Bradley Richmond (K08)
Dr. Antonio Hernandez (K08)
Dr. Ivelin Georgiev (R01)
Dr. Peter Rebeiro (K01)
Dr. Jason Becker (R01)
Dr. Maya Yiadom (K23)
Dr. James Cassat (R01)
Dr. Francois Bordeleau (K99)
Dr. Carolyn Audet (R01)
Dr. Jennifer Herington (R21)
Dr. Tiffany Woynaroski (R21)
Dr. Ciara Shaver (K08)
Dr. Julia Phillippi (K08)
Dr. Robert Gould (K99)
Dr. Brett Kroncke (K99)
Dr. Anthony Daniels (K08)