IHSI supports faculty-driven research at Illinois. We provide training and professional development opportunities for the world’s most promising health sciences investigators.

The NIH Grant Writing Series is designed to prepare junior faculty at Illinois to submit a strong proposal to the National Institutes of Health. Applying for funding from NIH can be a daunting and complex process for young researchers, but our approach ensures feedback and guidance all along the way.

The series consists of seminar and discussion sessions (approximately 90 minutes each) addressing various aspects of the grant submission process. In addition to the seminar series, selected nominees will participate in a peer review workshop and three meetings with a faculty member who has a history of NIH proposal success. Please refer to the 2019 syllabus and schedule for more details. 

While the seminars are open to campus, faculty who participate in the complete series must be nominated. Deans and department heads are asked to nominate their junior faculty (years 2-4) for participation in the series with a letter of support. Additionally, self-nomination is accepted. Self-nominees need to provide a letter of support from their department head, a copy of their CV, and a brief summary of their research interests. The nomination deadline for the Fall 2019 series was July 12, 2019.

An RSVP for the seminar series is recommended but not required. Registration is now open. 

Questions? Contact Margret Berg or view the series syllabus and schedule for more information.