Clinical & Translational Career Development

Grant Pacing Workshops

Current Workshop Dates

Now registering for June 2018 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 22, 2018, 1-5 PM
R Grants – Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 8 AM – 12 PM
2525 West End Ave., 3rd floor, Room 338 (VPRAD Classroom)

Part II
K Grants – Monday, February 26, 2018, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
R Grants – Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
2525 West End Ave., 3rd floor, Room 338 (VPRAD Classroom)

Email to register by December 15.  Workshops for the October 2018 deadlines will be announced in March.

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 11, 2018
Translational Bridge Seminar
Putting Your Best Foot Forward in the Poster Session
Dr. Chris Williams
12:00 PM, 202 Light Hall

Monday, January 15, 2018
VFRS Survey of Intent Due
5:00 PM
Email Rebecca Helton for survey

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Newman Society Seminar
Translational Bridge Seminar
Networking & Collaborating
Dr. Digna Velez Edwards and Dr. Lorraine Ware
12:00 PM, 202 Light Hall

Recent Awards

Dr. Jake Hughey (R35)
Dr. Scott Smith (R01)
Dr. Nikhil Khankari (K99)
Dr. Deonni Stolldorf (K01)
Dr. Rocco Gogliotti (K01)
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)