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Grant Writers Coaching Group for NIH Awards

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June 18, 2020
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Intercontinental San Juan

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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) in person 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, to take place between the evening of Thursday, June 18, 2020 and Friday morning, June 19, 2020.
  • 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 (July 2020 through October 2020) or possibly longer depending on the participant’s needs and interests.

Eligibility:

Our target audience includes faculty who are underrepresented in medicine, however all faculty regardless of racial ethnicity are welcome to apply by Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

Questions? Contact minfac@aamc.org.