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Grant Writing Feedback

From the Experts Who’ve Been There.

In the face of budget cuts causing the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to reject half of the worthwhile research proposals it receives, the ITM is helping you put your best foot forward with programs that have helped participants secure more than $1 million in funding. Senior experts – some who have been NIH reviewers themselves – will give you detailed feedback as you craft your application. These free programs are open to all ITM faculty, trainees, and affiliates. Find out which program is right for you.

Career Award Writing Workshop (KWW)
For Whom: Junior investigators and trainees applying for Career Development (K) Awards from the NIH, ITM, or other major career development awards.

When: Applications for the workshop are being accepted through July 19th or until max class capacity. Sessions start July 25th and are held 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. every Thursday for 10 weeks.

What: Experts demystify the K application process and give you individualized feedback on your grant and what makes or breaks your application. While it’s not a replacement for a committed mentor, it will give you the necessary skills for creating a strong application in a supportive environment. Read a success story here!

Questions: Contact Sonya Redmond-Head, Career Award Program Administrator, at srhead*


R Studio
For Whom: Investigators applying for a major operating grant, transitioning into an independent investigator role, or fulfilling a departmental grant review requirement. This free service is open to all UChicago faculty and ITM affiliates.

When: Rolling admission. R Studio registrations must be received no later than 14 weeks before the grant submission deadline.

What: A team of senior experts will give the applicant detailed feedback on specific aims during one 90-minute session. Applicants may request specific reviewers.

Questions: Contact Sara Serritella, the ITM’s Communications Director, at