Clinical & Translational Career Development

Grant Pacing Workshops

Current Workshop Dates

Now registering for February 2020 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 9, 2019, 1 PM – 5 PM
R Grants – Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 8 AM – 12 PM
2525 West End Ave., 3rd floor, Room 338 (VPRAD Classroom)

Part II
K Grants – Monday, October 7, 2019, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
R Grants – Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 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 2.  Workshops for the June 2020 deadlines will be announced in Fall 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 Adrienne Babcockto 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, October 31, 2019
Translational Bridge Seminar: Interview Do's and Don'ts
Drs. Meg Chren, Trent Rosenbloom & Samuel Santoro
12:00 PM, 206 PRB

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Newman Society Seminar: How to Write Your K/CDA Progress Report
12:00 PM, 206 PRB

Recent Awards

Dr. Jennifer Sucre (K08)
Dr. Lori Coburn (VA Merit)
Dr,. Jennifer Herington (R01)
Dr. Lindsay Mayberry (R01)
Dr. Jonathan Schoenecker (R01
Dr. Young-Jae Nam (R01)
Dr. Lea Davis (R56)
Dr. Michael Ward (R21)
Dr. Richard O'Neil (VA CDA)
Dr. Xiang Shu (K99/R00)
Dr. Mark Moehle (K99/R00)
Dr. Doug Johnson (R01)
Dr. Daniel Barocas (R01)
Dr. Craig Brooks (R01)
Dr. Ashley Shoemaker (R03)
Dr. Wendy Bottinor (AHA CDA)
Dr. Bradley Richmond (VA CDA)
Dr. Lindsay Celada (K01)
Dr. Isaac Thomsen (R01)
Dr. Julie Lounds Taylor (R01)