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 (Feb 2022 submissions) is OPEN: https://redcap.link/GPW_Feb2022_Submissions
Capacity for the upcoming (Feb 2022) cycle will be capped to maintain social distancing.
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 February 2022 grant submission deadlines. (January 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 Ashley Hood to be placed on the distribution list or with inquiries.
Schedule for October 2021 submission group (CURRENT):
|Grant Pacing Workshop – K & R Sessions for October Cycle||Date of Discussion
[all via Zoom at 12:00]
|Overview of Project Management & Accountability Groups||June 11|
|Creating a Project TImeline||June 18|
|Review of Individual Timelines||June 25|
|Critique of Funded Grants Library||July 2|
|Research Strategy & Approach||July 16|
|Career Development Plan & RCR||July 23|
|Edge Review Survey of Intent||July 29 by 5:00pm|
|Detailed Budgets & Justification||Aug 6|
|Edge Review Materials Due||Aug 12 by 5:00pm|
|Any Lingering Questions||Aug 20|
|Edge Review Meeting||Aug 31 & Sept 2|
|Responding to Reviewer Critiques & Final Questions||Sept 10|
Schedule for February 2022 submission group (Registering Now):
|Grant Pacing Workshop – K & R Sessions for February Cycle||Date of Discussion
[Zoom sessions at 12:00]
|K - Session 1 (in-person)||Sept 14 1:00-5:00|
|R - Session 1 (in-person)||Sept 15 1:00-5:00|
|Q&A zoom||Oct 8|
|R - Session 2 (in-person)||Oct 19 8:30-4:00|
|K - Session 2 (in-person)||Oct 26 8:30-4:00|
|Q&A zoom||Nov 12|
|Edge Review Survey of Intent||Nov 15 by 5:00pm|
|Q&A zoom||Dec 3|
|Edge Review Materials Submit||Dec 9 by 5:00pm|
|Q&A zoom||Dec 17|
|Edge Review Meeting||Jan 4 & 6|
|Q&A zoom||Jan 14|
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 Ashley Hood 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