NIH F-31 Success Series: A specific aims workshop

Mon, Feb 01 2021, 5:00 PM - 06:30 PM
/ Location: Zoom


While all components of an F-31 application are important, the element that receives heightened scrutiny in any NIH application is the specific aims section. Though only one page, this document conveys to readers what the goals of the proposed research are. But it is not that easy. Before telling a reader the rationale behind the investigation, it must first create a narrative to make these aims relevant--all before justifying the impact of this work in line with NIH's values. Should any of these steps not be executed correctly, it is unlikely a proposal will be funded.

Led by the university’s Director of Academic, Professional, and Technical Graduate Writing Development Program, this NIH F-31 Success Series workshop will focus on breaking down the underlying features of winning specific aims through samples. Learn how to present a knowledge gap in your introduction. Explore how to craft strong transition statements that connect your research goals to impacts. After covering these essentials, attendees will then turn to their own specific aims drafts and workshop these strategies. While there is no one way to write an NIH F-31 application, there is a pattern to how successful applications model themselves to hit all the essential criteria. Come learn how other writers have done this to excel with your own application.

When: Monday, February 1st, 5-6:30 PM (PST)
Where: Zoom
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The GSRC is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. For information or to request disability accommodation, please email Hannah Lawrence, Assistant Director of Professional Development, directly.

Event Contact : Robby Nadler