Building the NIH Grant


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  • Date Recorded: March 10, 2016

  • Instructor: Dr. Janet Webster

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Does your research agenda depend heavily on support from the National Institutes of Health? This short course will focus on the essentials of NIH's demanding proposal format, with tips on how to write effectively for each key component. Best practices and essential hints based on first-hand experiences with the NIH will be provided. Special emphasis will be placed on how to avoid the common mistakes that can lead to early rejection of an NIH grant application.

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