FUNDING AND GRANTSMANSHIP
FOR RESEARCH AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

A COURSE FOR STUDENTS, POST DOCTORAL SCIENTISTS,
CLINICAL FELLOWS, NEW INVESTIGATORS, FACULTY, & ADMINISTRATORS

Those not wishing to formally register are welcome to audit the course.

M9780, Call No. 26781, Pass/Fail*, One Credit,
Spring 2014, Thursdays, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Columbia University Medical Center
Hammer Health Sciences Center, Room 301
701 W. 168th St. New York, N.Y 10032

Feb 6 Types of support and review processes for research and training activities: Government Agencies
Slide Presentation
Feb 20 a) Types of support and review processes for research and training activities: Voluntary Health Organizations, Foundations, Industry, Clinical Trials, and Development
Slide Presentation

b) Identifying sources of funding:
Slide Presentation

Feb 27 Planning and organizing a research proposal - NIH R01 application used as a reference
Slide Presentation #1
Slide Presentation #2
Mar 6
Dr. Howard Lieberman
Experiences of a peer reviewer and critical review of a sample grant application.
Mar 13 Planning and organizing a fellowship/career development proposal - NIH K01/K08/K23 application used as a reference
Slide Presentation
Mar 27
Dr. Karina Davidson
Dr. Richard Deckelbaum
Practice of seeking grant support: Tips from experienced researchers at Columbia
Topics will include: Identifying sources of support, grant writing, career development, how to make the transition from post-doc/fellowship to first independent research position, K awards and other junior investigator funding mechanisms, basic science research in a clinical dept, and how to manage collaborations
Apr 3
Dr. Richard Kessin
"How to Write": Discussion of proper grammar and composition. Critical review of selected writing pieces.
Suggested reading: The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. (Bartleby)

* Grade determined by class attendance and a brief report on funding agencies and opportunities related to the student's own research interests and career goals.

Resources:

Additional Presentations:
NIH Training Grants: Slide Presentation
NIH Training Grants - Tables 1-5: Slide Presentation
Introductory NIH Grants and Budgets: Slide Presentation
Funding and Grantsmanship for Comparative Effectiveness and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research: Slide Presentation
Funding for Clinical Fellows (Digestive and Liver Diseases): Slide Presentation
Funding for Clinical Fellows (Cardiology): Slide Presentation
Funding for Clinical Fellows (Pediatrics): Slide Presentation
Funding and Grantsmanship for Primary Care Physicians: Slide Presentation
Funding for Medicine Residents: Slide Presentation
Funding for Dental Residents: Slide Presentation
Grantsmanship for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows - Individual Fellowships (New York Academy Sciences): Slide Presentation
Funding for Post-doctoral Research Scientists and Fellows: Slide Presentation
Funding for Post-doctoral Research Scientists and Fellows (Arterioslerosis Research): Slide Presentation
Funding for Post-doctoral Research Scientists and Fellows (Diversity): Slide Presentation
Funding for Medical Students: Slide Presentation
Funding for Graduate Students: Slide Presentation
Funding for Graduate Students-Best Practices for the Research Statement: Slide Presentation
Funding and Grantsmanship for Junior Investigators (Eastern-Atlantic Student Research Forum): Slide Presentation
Funding and Grantsmanship for Junior Investigators (National Student Research Forum): Slide Presentation
Tips for Successful Fellowship and Career Development Applications (National Student Research Forum): Slide Presentation

Writing a Grant Proposal: Application Forms and Writing Tips
http://grantscourse.columbia.edu/writing.htm

SPIN Funding Opportunities Database (includes e-mail alerts on investigator-specific funding opportunities)
SPIN is a comprehensive database of funding opportunities that is maintained on a daily basis. Sponsors include both government as well as private agencies and searches may be tailored to meet an individual user's area of interest.
https://www.infoed.columbia.edu/
Information on access, online training, search criteria, etc. http://spa.columbia.edu/funding/search-funding-spin

National Institutes of Health
http://grantscourse.columbia.edu/nih.htm

Foundation Directory (CU only)
Searchable field-driven database of 80,000 grantmakers (along with their yearly tax statements) and 500,000 awards
http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio3328966

Grants.gov
Single access point for grant programs offered by all Federal grant-making agencies
http://www.grants.gov

SPONSORS: Institute of Human Nutrition, Department of Medicine, & Office of Faculty Professional Development
COURSE DIRECTOR: Dr. Jaime S. Rubin [(212) 342-3184; Jaime.Rubin@columbia.edu]


Revision Date: February 2014