Grant Pacing Workshops
Pace yourself smoothly to completion of your grant application.
Registration has closed. Please reach out to Adrienne Babcock if you want to join the group for October 2021 submissions.
Open to Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Meharry Medical College postdoctoral fellows and early career faculty who are currently preparing a career development award (K or equivalent) or R01 grant.
The Edge Grant Pacing Workshop and peer accountability groups are designed to help you prepare the best possible grant. This virtual workshop includes self-paced prep materials, pre-recorded videos, and face-to-face sessions with senior investigators. Between sessions, Dr. Katherine Hartmann and Dr. Ashley Hood and Edge for Scholars at Vanderbilt resources will be available.
The goal of the workshop is to help you keep steady progress to completion of your application for October 2021 grant submission deadlines. (September deadlines for AIDS-related grants.)
You must be preparing a career development award (K-equivalent) or R01 grant.
Pertinent dates for this cycle are shown in green column below.
A registration email with exact workshop dates typically goes out one month before the first workshop of a series. Email Adrienne Babcock to be placed on the distribution list or with inquiries. [In September, registration will open for the February 2022 grants cycle.]
Materials for Pacing a K or R01 Award
- available upon registration; contact Adrienne Babcock. A registration email with exact workshop dates typically goes out one month before the first workshop of a series. Email Adrienne Babcock to be placed on the distribution list.
- Grant Pacing Video Library (VUNet ID required)
- K Career Dev Plan Checklist
- K Institutional Letter Checklist
- K Mentor Letter Checklist
- Biosketches and Letters of Support Checklist
- Budget Checklist
- Powerful Aims Grid
- Sample Detailed Budget Justification
- Excel Timeline Template
- Trello Timeline Example
- Vanderbilt Institutional Submission Process
- Study Section Scoring System and Procedure
- Edge Reviews Link
- Grant Pacing Blog – announcement
- Grant Pacing Blog – Durango Kid series
- RCR – Counting What Counts blog
- VICTR StarBRITE Responsible Conduct of Research Calendar
- Kaizen for Rigor, Reproducibility, and Transparency Training
- NIH Rigor & Reproducibility Page
- 2018 NIH updated resources v4
- NIH K-Kiosk
- NIH Human Subjects Decision Tool
- NIH Clinical Trial Decision Tool
- NIH “Open Mike” Blog– announcements from NIH Extramural Research
- NIH RePORTER & Matchmaker – database
- NIH RePORTER & Matchmaker – Edge for Scholars blog
Writing, Editorial, Personal, and Other Types of Assistance
- “No Help? You Can Still Delegate. Here’s How.” – Getting the most out of virtual assistance.
- Upwork and Fiverr– Lets you post task or project descriptions, receive bids, and choose the one you like best. Good for editorial jobs and writing help.
- Fancy Hands – Describe your task, let Fancy Hands choose someone for you.
- Zirtual and delegated (formerly Red Butler) – Assign you a dedicated assistant for the number of hours you choose. You then assign tasks directly during that time.
- “Rules of Thumb for Writing Research Articles” by Tomislav Hengl and Michael Gould
- “The Science of Scientific Writing” by George D. Gopen and Judith A. Swan
Office of Clinical & Translational Career Development OCTSD