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Grant Writers Coaching Group for NIH Awards

June 12, 2024
Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile
Chicago, IL

Registration will open in March. 

Writing a successful grant is critical to career advancement. Research shows that minority faculty members often experience differential success with grant applications. In fact, “minority researchers in the United States consistently win NIH funding at lower rates than their peers,” according to an article published in Science in 2011.

The AAMC’s Grant Writers Coaching Group for NIH Awards program supports minority faculty in writing successful grants. The program is designed for faculty who are actively working on an NIH Career Development (K or R) proposal.

The goal of the Grant Writers Coaching Group is to complement existing support that the faculty member has to submit a competitive proposal. This program is comprised of four primary activities: (1) orientation webinar; (2) virtual workshop; (3) individual consultation; and (4) virtual coach and peer review sessions.

Take advantage of this unique program that supports racial and ethnic minority faculty in improving critical writing skills to strengthen grant proposals and increase diversity in academic medicine.

Participation involves:

  • Submission of draft application materials prior to the conference
  • A full-day seminar (taking place one-day prior to the start of the Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar)
  • An individual one-on-one meeting with a coach
  • Follow up virtual bi-weekly group meeting webinars (approximately 90 minutes) to facilitate ongoing review and discussion about proposals for a duration of 2-3 months or possibly longer depending on the participant’s needs and interests.


Our target audience includes faculty who are underrepresented in medicine, however all faculty regardless of racial ethnicity are welcome to apply.

Questions? Contact minfac@aamc.org.