The New Investigator Development Program (NIDP) helps junior faculty members develop effective research proposals in a two phase process. In Grants 101, they learn about UTHealth research policies and procedures, and, in Grants 102, they refine their skills for writing competitive grant applications. The New Investigator Development Program is led by the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic & Research Affairs.
January 2017 at The Denton A. Cooley, MD and Ralph C. Cooley, DDS University of Life Center
Grants 101 is two half-day sessions (7 hours total) that provide an overview of the process of preparing and submitting a grant application from UTHealth. The goal is to provide an overview of the grants process including what is necessary to submit a grant through UTHealth and the process by which the grant is processed and reviewed by funding agencies after it leaves the institution.
The Grants 101 sessions are open to anyone who would like to attend but are designed primarily for junior investigators who have not previously submitted proposals as a principal investigator and for administrative support staff (e.g., DMO’s, administrative assistants, department clerks, etc.) who assist faculty members with grant preparation and submission.
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Grants 102 is an in-depth six month workshop and follow up of Grants 101 for junior faculty members (instructor level minimum) during which participants develop a grant application that is peer reviewed and ready to submit to an external agency upon completion of the program. Prior to the start of the program, junior faculty select a senior faculty member with expertise in their area of interest as a mentor. In the past, this has most often been a senior faculty member other than the participant’s chair or direct supervisor
Kevin A. Morano, Ph.D.