Principal Investigators Association

Successfully Use Your Biosketch and Abstract to DefineYour Project and Your Qualifications


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There are specific sections of NIH’s R01 application that allow you to outline your research topic and direction. As you approach these areas, your goal is to get the reviewers emotionally involved to the point that they champion your proposal. But NIH has placed limits on your efforts. The Project Summary (or Abstract) and the Project Narrative, for instance, have specific page counts that you cannot bypass. Working within these page counts can be particularly challenging with the Summary because initial NIH reviewers will use it to determine which Study Section it be assigned.

The “Biosketch” section is more than a simple biography or CV for the Principal Investigator. There are ways you can creatively use this area to increase your chances to successfully obtain your needed funding.

Increase your NIH funding chances by taking advantage of this unique informational packs:

New NIH R01 Grant Special Report:
Successfully Use Your Biosketch and Abstract to Define Your Project and Your Qualifications

Inside this 85-pg special report you will find must-have, step-by-step expert guidance for:•When to write your Project Summary — the experts weigh in

  • Keep your Narrative simple … the audience for it may not be who you think
  • Use the Personal Statement to tell why you’re the best individual for the project: we’ll show you how
  • Early-stage investigators should stress one detail in their Biosketch
  • NIH says stick with no more than 15 publications — how to pick the best ones
  • The key to a good letter of support may be to write it yourself… 4 tips every applicant should know

Available in digital format or print. Please add $20 for print.

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Purchase the pack for $149.

60-min. On-Demand Webinar:
NIH Biosketch: Present Your Capabilities Effectively

This webinar will reveal tricks of the trade and recommended tactics for effectively presenting your capabilities. For example, how to highlight what is most pertinent, the importance of uniformity across your team members’ biographies, and key words, phrases, publications and topics that will impress reviewers.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Personal statement dos and don’ts
  • Best published papers to show off your talents for the proposal
  • Consistent conformity to the new application format among all collaborators
  • Importance of customizing your CV with different emphasis
  • Ideal ways to leave a positive impression on the reviewer

Choose your preferred format: CD, MP4 or PDF Transcript.

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60-min. On-Demand Webinar:
How to Write an Effective NIH Abstract

Just like every section of your application, you must have a strategy for the Abstract. And in this case, you have to tell your proposal’s whole story in a very limited space. Join Dr. Marjorie Piechowski as she teaches you how to write for every possible reader and draw attention to the importance of your research.

5 Key Take-Aways:

  • Understand how your abstract and Your proposal narrative are connected
  • Identifying common errors in abstracts and how to avoid them
  • When to write the abstract
  • Examples of successful abstracts: See what was included and omitted
  • Strategies to help your abstract influence proposal success

Choose your preferred format: CD, MP4 or PDF Transcript.

Purchase this Webinar only for $99.

Purchase the pack for $149.

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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.