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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.


The Grant Writing Workshops are designed to provide practical, step-by-step advice on writing NIH R- or K-style grants. The course is offered live in the Fall and Spring. Led by Mary Lou King, Ph.D., professor of Cell Biology, this intermediate-level workshop series is ideal for those who are currently writing or revising a grant for re-submission.

Can’t make a live session? You can access course materials and videos online through Blackboard.

Live Workshop

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. Participants work in a group setting on their grant submissions. Please note, workshops do not cover training sections of K-style grants.

Faculty currently writing or revising a grant for re-submission will be given priority to attend the workshop. All other applicants including fellows, post-docs and staff will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Upcoming Sessions
Time: 3-6 p.m.
Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, Room 705

  • SESSION 1: Thursdays, Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, 8 (Wed), 15 (Wed) – REGISTER
  • SESSION 2: Tuesdays, Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20
  • SESSION 3: Tuesdays, April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15

Online Workshop

The Miami CTSI has made available Dr. King’s workshop videos and workbook to anyone interested in improving their grant writing skills for funding success.

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

One-on-One Consultations

One-on-one grant writing consultations with Dr. Mary Lou King are available to help Miller School of Medicine faculty researchers, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students with new or previous grant submissions (R, K and F-style grants). Those with specific aims, summary statements and approach sections from previous submissions can also receive individual assistance from Dr. King with interpreting these statements and writing responses to reviewers.


Research Writing Support

A range of writing services is available to help Miller School of Medicine faculty researchers, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students get more grants, publish more peer-reviewed articles and make compelling presentations.
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Introductory Grant Writing Course

Next Course Begins January 2018

The Introductory Grant Writing Course 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.

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 at least the Specific Aim Page of a translational science 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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