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UCLA CTSI R Grant Writing Workshop - Early Registration Due!
Deadline: August 22, 2019 05:00 PM

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UCLA CTSI R Grant Writing Workshop

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 8:00am-4:00pm

Location: UCLA Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium (NRB 132)
635 Charles Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90095.

Important Dates
  • Early registration deadline (submitting a draft R application or specific aims): 5PM on August 22, 2019
  • Draft R grant application submission deadline: 5PM on September 19, 2019
  • General registration deadline (NOT submitting draft R application or specific aims): 5PM on September 26, 2019

The UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) will be holding an all-day workshop for investigators at the CTSI partnered institutions (Cedars-Sinai, CDU, LA Biomed at Harbor-UCLA, and UCLA) to learn about how to prepare successful R grant applications.

During the morning session of this R Grant Writing Workshop, presentations will be made by UCLA CTSI faculty on different topics about preparing R grant applications. During the afternoon session, faculty will review and discuss draft R grant applications or specific aims and provide feedback on preparing successful applications on an individual basis.

In addition to reviewing fuller draft R applications, attendees are also encouraged to just submit their specific aims for review if they are early in the planning process. This will provide the opportunity for the reviewers to catch any major issues early on before the proposal is developed. NOTE: This is not required for general attendees.

8:00am-8:30am Registration (breakfast will be served)
8:30am-12:30pm Presentations
12:30pm-1:30pm Q & A Lunch with CTSI Senior Leadership
1:30pm-4:00pm Review & Discussion of Draft R Grant Applications and Specific Aims

David Elashoff, PhD [Bio]
Scott Filler, MD [Bio]
Carol Mangione, MD, MSPH [Bio]
William Parks, PhD [Bio]
Catherine Sarkisian, MD, MSPH [Bio]

  • Early registration deadline (submitting a draft R application or specific aims): 5PM on August 22, 2019
  • General registration deadline (NOT submitting draft R application or specific aims): 5PM on September 26, 2019
MORNING SESSION PRESENTATIONS – Opened to investigators at all levels but registration is still required.

AFTERNOON REVIEW & DISCUSSION SESSIONS (limited registration on a first come first serve basis)
  1. How can I participate in the review and discussion sessions?
    You can participate by registering to observe the session as space permits.
  2. Who is eligible to submit a draft R grant application for review?
    Participants must be a new investigator who has not previously competed successfully as a PD/PI for a substantial NIH independent research award or equivalent. Acceptable grant types for review include R01, R03, R21, VA Merit, subspecialty type research applications (e.g. ADA, AHA, JDF, ATA). Participants must also have a faculty appointment at one of the UCLA CTSI partnered institutions.
    Participants must provide the working title of the grant application and areas of research as instructed in the registration form so that the CTSI can recruit reviewers who can provide initial feedback and potentially long-term mentoring during the development of the application.
  3. What do I need to submit to be considered to participate in the Review & Discussion Session?
    NOTE: If you are selected to participate in the review process, copies of your materials will be distributed to ALL attendees for that session in addition to your assigned reviewers. All copies will be collected at the end of the workshop and shredded.

Please submit the items below by 5PM on September 19, 2019 through the Workshop Draft Grant Submission Website. Link to the submission website will be emailed to those who have registered to submit a draft grant. You may refer to the NIH website for page limits for R grant applications.

  • NIH Biosketch
  • Draft R grant application at any stage of development.
  • NIH Biosketch
  • Specific Aims
  • Bibliography & References cited


If you have questions, please email CTSIWD@mednet.ucla.edu.

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