Grant Writing Seminar Series

2019-2020 dates will be announced in Fall 2019. To be notified when the next workshop series becomes available, please email

2018-2019 GHUCCTS TBS Grant Writing Workshop

(for predoctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and early stage career investigators)

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Objective: Each participant will develop, revise, and prepare to submit an F-, K-, or R-series NIH grant application, or equivalent over the course of this in-person workshop with constructive input from facilitators and participants. Participants will hone their grant writing skills through attending lectures on best practices for individual grant components and by giving and receiving constructive feedback from their peers.


  • Facilitators discuss grant application components, illustrating best practices with good and bad examples
  • Participants provide constructive feedback for assigned draft applications during discussion sessions   


  • Submission of proposal drafts to the TBS GWW Box Folder
  • Full participation at a minimum of five out of six peer review discussion sessions
  • Attendance at a minimum of three out of six talks
  • Bring laptops to peer review workshops

Sessions & Due Dates

    • October 11, 2018 @ Howard University: Talk - Examples of different grants available | how to fill out face pages; who at your institutes can help; how to write a budget
    • October 18, 2018 @ Georgetown University: Talk - Developing a Problem Statement and Specific Aims
    • November 1, 2018 @ Georgetown University: Peer Review Discussion of Specific Aims
    • December 6, 2018 @ Georgetown University: Talk – How to write an effective NIH Biosketch
    • December 20, 2018 @ Georgetown University: Peer Review Discussion of Biosketch
    • January 3, 2019 @ Howard University: Talk - Research Strategies: Good and Bad Examples
    • January 17, 2019 @ Howard University:  Peer Review Discussion of Research Strategies
    • January 31, 2019 @ Howard University: Talk - Linking Biosketches & Individual Development Plans to Career Development Plans 
    • February 28, 2019 @ Howard University: Peer Review Discussion of Individual Development Plans & Career Development Plans
    • March 14, 2019 @ Georgetown University: Talk - How to Write Nongeneric Mentorship Plans, Impactful Cover letters & Letters of Support and Collaboration
    • March 28, 2019 @ Georgetown University: Peer Review Discussion of Mentorship Plans, Cover Letters & Letters of Support & Collaboration

Time: 5:30 pm -7:30 pm


Georgetown University:                                  Howard University:
4000 Reservoir Rd NW                                  2041 Georgia Ave NW
Building D Room 201 or 302                          Howard University Hospital Clinical Research Unit (4th Floor)
Washington, DC 20057                                  Washington, DC, 20060