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Grant Writing Support

The Miami CTSI offers several opportunities to assist and mentor faculty and junior faculty investigators through key stages of the grant writing process. Learn more about each opportunity below.

Grant Writing Consultations

University of Miami faculty researchers, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students with new or previous grant submissions (R, K and F-style grants) can receive personalized mentoring on specific aims, summary statements and approach sections, among other areas. These one-on-one consultations are given by Mary Lou King, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Cell Biology and can be in-person or virtual.

Boot Camp

The Grant Writing Boot Camp takes researchers through the grant writing process and will provide strategies for a winning grant proposal – including clear and concise SpecificAims, Significance, and Innovation statements, biographical sketches, powerful titles, the review process and more.Workshops will include custom grant proposal development manuals for NIH, NSF, and K/F awards. Researchers will develop their own grant proposal and complete a draft at the close of boot camp. Boot Camps are led by Mary Lou King, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Cell Biology.

Tenured/ tenure track and faculty in research lines are eligible to register.


Session A
Nov. 6 – Dec. 11, 2018
Tuesdays from 3-6 PM
Medical Campus, Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, Room 1080A

Session B
Feb 5 – March 5, 2019
Tuesdays from 9 AM to Noon
Coral Gables Campus, Knight Physics Building, Room 334

Session C
April 2 – 30
Tuesdays from 2-5 PM
Rosenstiel School marine and Atmospheric Science


The Grant Writing videos are designed to provide practical, step-by-step advice on writing NIH R- or K-style grants. All critical aspects of grant writing are covered, including the NIH review process, how grants are scored, writing clear and concise Specific Aims, Research Strategy sections, Significance and Innovation statements, designing powerful titles, and much more. The videos and workbook are available through the University of Miami’s Blackboard system. You will need a Cane ID.

Directions on accessing the workshop videos online through Blackboard

  1. Log into Blackboard
  2. Click the following link: Grant Writing Workshops
  3. Click Submit to get granted access to videos
  4. You will receive an email confirmation with your enrollment to the online course
  5. Follow the link to the course in your email

Research Writing Support

UM’s Writing Center has consultants available to assist Miller School faculty researchers, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students on a range of services, including grant writing.
Learn More Here

Introductory Writing Course

Registration is closed for the January 2019 course. Courses are offered annually in January

The Introduction to Writing for Clinical and Translational Science provides junior faculty and other interested trainees with no prior grant writing experience with useful basic knowledge, insights, and skills in the grant writing process to improve their chances for later funding and subsequent career success.

The course provides practical training for writing research proposals, grants, and manuscripts. All critical aspects of grant writing will be covered in the course, including the NIH review process, how grants are scored, guidelines for writing clear and concise Specific Aims, Research Strategy, Significance, and Innovation sections, and designing powerful titles. The course consists of weekly lectures, assigned readings, and team writing assignments.

Participants will be required to attend weekly classes, read assigned materials, turn in reviews of mock grant sections, and complete a weekly writing assignment. The final project for the class will be to complete a draft of a manuscript or a translational science grant proposal.

This course is taught by Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurology and Public Health Sciences, and Barry Hudson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism.

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