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Invitation to a Lecture: The US National Institutes of Health - Strategies for Successful Grantsmanship

Oct 2nd 2009

Peter R. Jackson, PhD, Chief of AIDS Research Review Branch (ARRB), Scientific Review Program, Division of Extramural Activities at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS will be visiting the Ruđer Bošković Institute on Wednesday, 7 October 2009. On this occasion Dr. Jackson will give talk on The US National Institutes of Health: Strategies for Successful Grantsmanship. In this presentation he will identify resources and strategies which should facilitate the development of competitive NIH grant applications. The lecture by Dr. Jackson is the third of the Distinguished scientists at RBI series, organized under auspice of RBI Director Danica Ramljak, D.V.M, PhD.

Invitation to a Lecture: The US National Institutes of Health - Strategies for Successful Grantsmanship

Peter Jackson, PhD, is a U.S. Embassy Science Fellow at the University Hospital for Infectious Diseases. He is in Croatia to inform scientists and administrators about the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) competitive research and training grant and contract programs. The goal is to provide practical information so that additional independent and collaborative grant and contract portfolios can be developed and sustained. The NIH funds grant applications and contract proposals that support the advancement of basic knowledge about the nature and behaviour of living systems in order to extend healthy life and to reduce the burdens of illness and disability. The NIH also supports research-related activities, such as training, career development, conferences and resources. NIH research grant awards are very competitive and the research projects are of high scientific and technical merit as determined by a rigorous peer review process. Dr. Jackson has experience providing grantsmanship advice to research scientists and managing the scientific peer review of basic, clinical, and applied research grant applications and contract proposals in the areas of HIV/AIDS, other infectious diseases and immunology.

This presentation will provide an overview of the NIH extramural research grant application processes, grants administration and research training opportunities. Topics that will be discussed include: an overview of the NIH and its research priorities; strategies for using solicited (calls), versus unsolicited, funding opportunities; resources for New Investigators and Foreign Applicants; interactions with various NIH personnel; grants administration and Grantsmanship success; the Fogarty International Centre (FIC) personnel and programs; using the NIH Electronic Research Administration processes effectively; resources for identifying funding opportunities; the reporter tool for identifying funded projects; intramural scientist and research program identification; strategies for developing collaborations; community of Science and Biomed Experts resources; Institute resources for grantees and applicants; principal investigator status options; intellectual property and tech transfer; new application forms and completion procedures; the application submission process; working within the Peer Review Process; Conflicts of Interest and Confidentiality; impact scores and summary statements; pay lines and success rates; application revision and resubmission strategies; post award requirements; the Notice of Grant Award; becoming a peer reviewer for the NIH.

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