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Grant Writing Coaching Groups

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Successful career development grants need a strong research concept, a solid career development plan, and skillful writing. CCTS Grant Writing Coaching Groups can help support you! Modeled after successful formats from the National Research Mentoring Network, these small groups are geared to senior postdocs writing K99/R00 proposals and junior faculty writing other types of K grants. (Other types of career development proposals are also welcome.) With support from peers and a senior faculty coach with NIH reviewing experience, 4-5 participants will work together to refine their Specific Aims pages, Biosketches, and career development/training plans.

New coaching groups will form three times per year (roughly aligning with NIH grant submission deadlines). New participants should have a rough draft of their aims page prepared before registering. They also need to identify a primary mentor before registering in the group. Participants can stay in a group for 1-2 cycles or as needed until submission.

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By the end of their participation in the CCTS Grant Coaching Groups, participants will

  • Feel significantly more prepared to submit their proposals
  • Feel significantly more confident in their proposal’s funding chances
  • Improve their ability and confidence in working with others to improve the clarity of their ideas
  • Have expanded their professional networks within UIC and their knowledge of available resources and potential collaborators

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