july, 2020

This is a repeating event

28jul1:00 pm4:30 pm2020 Grant Central WorkshopsWrite Winning NIH Grant Proposals1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Event Details

Join the Office for Research Careers (ORC) to learn how to craft winning NIH grant proposals in this 3 half-day (1:00pm-4:30pm) virtual seminar series. Led by Dr. John D. Robertson of Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops. See full description below.

Deadline for registration: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

For trainees/faculty with primary appointments in a BWH lab only. Contact BWHORC@partners.org with questions.

Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops (GWSW) was founded by academicians, for academicians to help researchers obtain formal training in how to support their work with grant proposal writing.

This widely acclaimed seminar comprehensively addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the proposal-writing process. Emphasis is given to such things as idea development, identification of the most appropriate granting agency, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies that are of proven value in presenting an applicant’s case to reviewers. The content includes material on coping with changes in the NIH format and review process. Participants are taught to write with a linear progression of logic, which leads reviewers through their applications. It is stressed that applicants are writing for two different audiences – the assigned reviewers, who have read the application in its entirety, and non-assigned reviewers who may have read little, or nothing, of the proposal before the meeting of the review panel. Strategies designed to merit a fundable priority score are emphasized.

All participants will receive an extensive handout, as well as a copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook – NIH Version, updated as of May 2020.

Dr. John Robertson holds a Doctorate in Pharmacology/Toxicology and has been an Associate Member at Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops since 2010. In 2017 he became the Managing Member. He has been the recipient of competitive extramural funding from both the NIH and non-federal sources. He has authored 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and three book chapters. In addition, he has been a member of grant review panels, a reviewer for a number of biomedical journals, and served on editorial boards. He has also been routinely recognized for excellence in teaching.

Tuesday, July 28: “Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals”
Wednesday, July 29: “Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals: Part II”
Thursday, July 30: “Write Winning NIH Career Development Grant Proposals”

Applying for this event will register you for all 3 days. You will receive a physical copy of “The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook” mailed to your home (please provide accurate, current mailing info on registration – we will NOT be distributing these on campus). If you decide to cancel your registration in advance of the event, please let us know by Wednesday, July 15. Zoom access will be provided in advance of the event. Limited to 300 people.


(Tuesday) 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm