How to apply for and secure grants are the goals for the upcoming New Investigator Development Program (NIDP).
NIDP helps junior faculty develop effective research proposals in a two-phase process. In Grants 101, they learn about UTHealth research policies and procedures, and, in Grants 102, they refine their skills for writing competitive grant applications. The New Investigator Development Program is led by the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic & Research Affairs.
Grants 101 is slated for two half-day sessions, Jan. 21 and 22 at The Denton A. Cooley, MD and Ralph C. Cooley, DDS University of Life Center.
The Grants 101 sessions are open to anyone who would like to attend but are designed primarily for junior investigators who have not previously submitted proposals as a principal investigator and for administrative support staff (e.g., DMO’s, administrative assistants, department clerks, etc.) who assist faculty members with grant preparation and submission. Registration is available online.
Grants 102 is an in-depth six month workshop and follow up of Grants 101 for junior faculty members (instructor level minimum) during which participants develop a grant application that is peer reviewed and ready to submit to an external agency upon completion of the program. Prior to the start of the program, junior faculty select a senior faculty member with expertise in their area of interest as a mentor. More information and the application are available online.