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Grant Writers Coaching Group for NIH Awards

September 7, 2017
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Orlando, Fla.

Writing a successful grant is critical to career advancement. 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.

Research shows that minority faculty members often experience differential success with grant applications. According to an article published in Science in 2011, “Minority researchers in the United States consistently win NIH funding at lower rates than their peers.”

The AAMC has a program to support minority faculty write successful grants through the Grant Writers Coaching Group for NIH Awards designed for URM faculty who are actively working on an NIH Career Development (K or R) proposal. This program involves an intensive 1 day workshop held on September 7, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by 3 months of continued peer review and online support sessions to strengthen the proposal.

This program will provide:
• Sessions on developing grant writing skills
• Direct hands-on assistance with proposal preparation
• Detailed feedback on strategies to improve the design and writing of their proposals
• Online sessions for continued peer and coaching support

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

Registration opens in April 2017. More information will be available soon.

Questions? Contact Tai Conley at

Additional Related AAMC Faculty Development Offerings

- DiFac

- Diversity 3.0 Learning Series

Faculty Programs
- Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar
- Grant Writers Coaching Group
- Mid-Career Minority Faculty Seminar

Program Staff

Tai Conley
Senior Program Specialist, Faculty and Education Initiatives

Patricia Pascoe
Administrative Specialist