Clinical & Translational Career Development

Grant Pacing Workshops

Current Workshop Dates

Now registering for October 2019 deadline submissions! You must attend both sessions for your type of grant, one in January and one in February.

Part I
K Grants – Monday, April 22, 2019, 1 PM – 5 PM
R Grants – Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 8 AM – 12 PM
2525 West End Ave., 3rd floor, Room 338 (VPRAD Classroom)

Part II
K Grants – Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
R Grants – Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
2525 West End Ave., 10th Floor, Room 1040 (VICTR Boardroom)

Email to register by April 1.  Workshops for the February 2020 deadlines will be announced in  June 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 Rebecca Helton to get on the distribution list.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Drs. Alyssa Hasty, Tim Hohman & Dawn Newcomb
12:00 PM, 202 Light Hall

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