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. 92596, Pass/Fail*, One Credit,
Spring 2015, Thursdays, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Columbia University Medical Center
Hammer Health Sciences Center, Room 312
701 W. 168th St. New York, N.Y 10032

January 29, 2015 Types of support and review processes for research and training activities: Government Agencies
Slide Presentation
February 5, 2015 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

February 12, 2015 Planning and organizing a research proposal - NIH R01 application used as a reference
Slide Presentation #1
Slide Presentation #2
March 5, 2015 Planning and organizing a fellowship/career development proposal - NIH K01/K08/K23 application used as a reference
Slide Presentation
March 12, 2015
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)
TBD
Dr. Howard Lieberman
Experiences of a peer reviewer and critical review of a sample grant application.
TBD Mock grant review and 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

* 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: December 2014