Principal Investigators Association

NIH Grant Application Webinar Library

Applying for, or renewing an NIH grant? Master the essential elements of your next NIH grant application
with this unique collection of educational On-Demand Webinars from Principal Investigators Association.

With over 4 hours of detailed instruction, this Webinar library is filled with unwavering expert guidance for
the key areas known to make or break your application´s approval.

Available in CD, MP4 or PDF Transcript NIH Research Strategy: Actionable Next Steps to Develop a Winning Proposal

A research strategy is not just about experiments, but how you think about solving the problems raised. To successfully meet the requirements of the research strategy component of the NIH grant you must provide a clear picture of your research and its impact, how you will overcome challenges and what you hope to accomplish.

Learn how by joining grant writing expert, Dr. Dorothy Lewis, during her Webinar “NIH Research Strategy: Actionable Next Steps to Develop a Winning Proposal.” You’ll walk away from this valuable Webinar with actionable next steps to help you tackle each component of the research strategy and develop a winning proposal.

5 Key Take-Aways:

  • Importance of clarity in the specific aims and matching to approach section.
  • How to impress the reader regarding innovation and your credentials.
  • Level of detail needed in approach.
  • Importance of focusing on strategy, not INDIVIDUAL experiments.
  • Importance of showing the reader that you can interpret your own data.

90-Minute On-Demand Webinar. Available in CD, MP4 or PDF Transcript.

Available in CD, MP4 or PDF Transcript NIH Biosketch: Present Your Capabilities Effectively

Your grant application is — in many ways — a story. Each section must grab attention and build your case for funding, within page and character limits. So you must make the most of every word you write — including what you say about yourself in your Biosketch.

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.

5 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

60-Minute On-Demand Webinar. Available in CD, MP4 or PDF Transcript.


Available in CD, MP4 or PDF Transcript Application Review Strategies: What to Look for Before You Hit the Submit Button

You’ve spent weeks, perhaps months, completing your grant application, and you think it’s perfect. No misspellings or bad grammar. No math errors in the budget. But before you submit it, you need to give it a final look—like an airline pilot doing a flight check before takeoff. Why? You may have made a mistake you’re not even aware of. A 2010 NIH review of 45,000 applications identified the most common blunders and troublesome areas in its applications.

This pragmatic Webinar will present strategies for breaking your final grant application review into four specific areas. These tactics will improve your chances of funding by submitting the best possible application, especially if you presented it a few days before the deadline. And although the focus will be on NIH, these approaches apply to other agencies’ applications as well.

5 Key Take-Aways:

  • Top 10 most common errors on NIH applications
  • Awareness of your application’s most error-prone sections
  • Four-part strategy for reviewing your proposal before final submission
  • Prioritized checklist of what is most important/necessary to review
  • Window for corrections on applications submitted days before the deadline

60-Minute On-Demand Webinar. Available in CD, MP4 or PDF Transcript.


Available in CD, MP4 or PDF Transcript NIH Grant Renewals: Keep Your Research Funded with this How-to Advice

Maintaining funding throughout your career requires a solid strategy. As a PI, the last thing you need is to run out of money as you revise and resubmit your renewal. And even though renewals follow the same format and page limits as a new application, there are a few exceptions. For example, a progress report is required, but it is not clear where to place it or where the emphasis should be.

Timing is key. To avoid a break in funding, you must stay ahead of the game.

During this insightful webinar your expert presenter, Dr. Dorothy Lewis, will highlight the main points to consider before renewing, the best times for submitting your renewal, strategies for refocusing your efforts to come up with new ideas and directions, and the latest tactics to maximize your chances for success.

5 Key Take-Aways:

  • When to submit—timing might be critical for your chances
  • Making a fresh start—why you should step away from what you have already written
  • Re-imagine your work for the next cycle of funding—strategies for redesigning your research efforts
  • Presenting your accomplishments—how they poise you for the future
  • New directions—how much preliminary data to include

60-Minute On-Demand Webinar. Available in CD, MP4 or PDF Transcript.

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These Webinars are brought to you as a training tool by the Principal Investigators Association, which is an independent organization. The information 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.