Grant Pacing Workshops
Pace yourself smoothly to completion of your grant application.
Note: F series grant pacing information can be found here: https://my.vanderbilt.edu/ctcareerdevelopment/gpw-fellowship-series/
Registration for K & R series October 2022 submissions is open: redcap.link/GPW_October2022_Submissions
Registrants must be preparing a career development award (K-equivalent) or R01 grant. The workshop is limited to 16 K-writers and 16 R-writers. Additional registrants are placed on the waitlist.
Open to Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Meharry Medical College postdoctoral fellows and early career faculty.
The Edge Grant Pacing Workshop and peer accountability groups are designed to help you prepare the best possible grant. This workshop includes two in-person workshop sessions – a half-day and a full-day – with senior investigators. From grant start to finish, Drs. Hartmann, Bastarache, Edwards, and Hood are available to you and will connect you to Edge for Scholars resources.
The ultimate goal of the workshop is to help you keep steady progress to completion of your application for October 2022 submission dates (September for AIDS-related).
Email Adrienne Babcock with inquiries or to be placed on the distribution list.
Schedule for October 2022 cycle:
|Grant Pacing Workshop – K & R Sessions for October Cycle||Date of Meeting|
|K- Session 1||June 1 (9:00am-12:00pm)|
|R- Session 1||June 2 (9:00am-12:00pm)|
|K- Session 2||June 20 (8:30am-4:00pm)|
|R- Session 2||June 21 (8:30am-4:00pm)|
|Edge Review Survey of Intent||July 28 by 5:00pm|
|Edge Review Materials Due||Aug 11 by 5:00pm|
|Edge Review Meeting||Aug 30 & Sept 1|
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
- 2022 NIH Updated Resources v5
- 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
- NIH Application Guides
- 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