Principal Investigators Association

Can We Talk? Contacting
Grant Program Officers


In addition to scientific smarts and grant-writing savvy, PIs need relational skills for success in sponsored research. They need to readily establish productive communication with a grant program officer—even before writing their proposals.

Experienced researchers know that published materials about any given subject are only the “tip of the iceberg” when it comes to must-have information. POs are virtual treasure troves of helpful knowledge—and most are willing to share that guidance with researchers who make the effort to contact them.

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New Special Report:
Contact Grant Program Officers for Proposal Success

This special report has been designed to help you better understand — and make the most of — your communication strategies when contact grant program officers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Must-have, step-by-step expert guidance nside this 12-pg. report includes:

  • Inside Scoop: What POs Can Offer
  • Use this six-step process to open up a beneficial dialogue with POs
  • Contacting Program Officers — FAQs,
  • And more!

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60-Minute On-Demand Webinar:
Can We Talk? Contacting Grant Program Officers

This insightful Webinar will reveal the reasons why establishing contact is a necessity for PIs and describe a five-step planning model to ensure a positive dialog, including specific questions to ask.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Recognizing relational skills as important to success as grant-writing skills
  • Techniques for identifying the appropriate program officer(s) to contact
  • Five-step process to initiate and maintain a constructive dialog, and much more.

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What Do Grant Reviewers Really Want, Anyway?

Join us for this insightful webinar, and walk away with a deeper understanding of how grant reviewers evaluate and score proposals. Plus, follow these insider tips to ensure you include the specific criteria reviewers are looking for.

5 Key Take-Aways:

  • Identify the five key characteristics you must build into each proposal to be successful
  • Understand why the abstract is the most important writing you will do
  • Know how to avoid the most common mistakes that cause good ideas to be rejected
  • Understand the typical dynamics and procedures of grant review panels
  • Learn how grant reviewers view the strengths and weaknesses of the peer review system

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The informational products above are brought to you as a training tool by the Principal Investigators Association, which is an independent organization. The products presented and its contents are not connected with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or the National Science Foundation (NSF), nor are they endorsed by these agencies. All views expressed are those personally held by the author and are not official government policies or opinions.