I wrote half a page for each of those sections. Yes, even though that amount is for both direct and indirect costs, you still list it all under direct costs. Once your PO has signed off on your aims, give your aims page to everyone you know and get feedback about how to craft the best proposal possible. Make it clear how awesome your lab is for doing research and how you have everything you could ever want. It used to be 3 essays and is now one file, but you should still write three separate sections.
This is very helpful information and you explained very well! Make a list of what you need Before you start writing, make a list of all the stuff you need to write. In practice, this was the last freaking thing that I was waiting for on the last day after all my materials were done. Think about which PIs you want to get as collaborators. All letters need to be combined into a single PDF file, 6 pages max. Revise stuff Try to write drafts of all the important stuff early so you can get multiple rounds of feedback, especially on the aims page and research proposal.
This needs to be very specific about what skills you want to learn in the two years of the K99 phase. Use the template online found here and follow all the rules about how many papers you can list, etc. Currently the deadlines for initial submissions are in February, June, and October, and deadlines for resubmissions are in Persoanl, July, and November.
I think two weeks is crazy! Notify me of new comments via email. In practice, this was the last freaking thing that I was waiting for on the last day after all my materials were done. Notify me of new posts by email.
Apparently it will be reviewed in months. And it really did look like a waterfall…. Question about the Biosketch: I got my reviews back.
Then for the R00 phase things are simpler, but somehow more confusing. I noticed the link for the K99 program officers is dead. In addition to submitting the grant, make sure that your references submit their letters on time! It should reiterate all the same points about how great the department and university is, and it should mention that you will be able to take any specific courses that you proposed in your training plan.
Thanks a bunch for writing this blog. For me the writing was time-consuming, but not overly unpleasant; the worst part of the process was getting my advisor, references, and collaborators to do their parts and to coordinate all the administrative stuff.
Talk to your advisor, labmates, friends, etc. The process of writing the application will also help you clarify your ideas and goals, which is always a good thing and may be particularly helpful when you apply for jobs.
After that, I talked about my interactions with my mentor and collaborators and described how they will supervise me, evaluate my progress, and help me get a job.
Mine went from 36 to 28, so much closer to the payline.
Talk about the RCR course at your university. Thanks for reading x. This means collecting relevant preliminary data and pushing your papers as far as possible in the publication process.
Also, the online systems can get overloaded if you wait until the last day. The NIH keeps changing how grants are submitted stahement and none of my labmates knew what the current process was.
You statemetn need to apply way earlier than you think you do. Mine turned out to be nothing relevant, just the NIH system trying to freak me out for no reason. Just one more less point in 7 out of 9 categories and it would have met the payline. Talking to your PO early may also give you ideas about how to shape your application to address persoonal the reviewers may have about your research, CV, your lab, etc.
Comment Name Email Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Figures with preliminary data are important to convince reviewers that your proposal is feasible. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. I am now going through resubmission pains, and so it was much needed.