NIH Funding Panel Discussion


1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Kent Student Center, Room 318

Research and Sponsored Programs will host a Panel Discussion on NIH Funding Programs to familiarize KSU researchers with the NIH programs and strong proposal writing techniques. A panel of four experts, who have a track record of a decade or more of continuous extramural federal funding and have served on NIH Study Sections, will discuss all different aspects of the NIH funding process including:

• The types of NIH grant programs (e.g., RO1, RO3, R15, R21)
• NIH requirements and proposal submission
• The process of collecting/organizing required information and preparation of proposal components
• Strategies for success
• Techniques for writing winning proposals: Project Summary and Project Description
• Avoiding common and fatal mistakes
• Review Criteria: intrinsic scientific significance, preparation of investigators, innovations, technical approach, and institutional environment, and impact on society
• Understanding reviewers’ critiques and how to benefit from them

The panel will also discuss what transpires in a Study Section; how various criteria are applied and the merits of the proposal judged, the types of questions/concerns likely to be raised and how to preempt them, etc.

It promises to be a very valuable event for those who wish to submit proposals to NIH in coming months.

The number of participants is limited to make it a rewarding experience for all. If you are interested, please register early. You will be notified of your acceptance and sent more information and documents.

Look forward to hearing from you soon.


Satyendra Kumar
Associate Vice President for Research and
Professor of Physics
Kent State University

Registration Ends: 4/22/2013 5:00 PM
The registration period has closed for this event.

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Please contact Jim Maxwell at or 330.672.0731




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