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  • Crowdfunding: Why You Should Jump On This Innovative Funding Source | Principal Investigators Association
    Merit Review Crowdfunding is a new web based platform that will likely change the entire game in the scientific research funding world Tough competition for precious NIH NSF and other government agency grants have many promising investigators frustrated with the current state of scientific research funding But crowdfunding which is based on a model involving private individuals pledging money toward funding a proposed project could provide an unique option for funding your work Crowdfunding overcomes all the onerous obstacles of traditional funding methods allowing researchers and aspiring investigators of all educational and professional levels to pitch an idea and raise money for their projects via the innovative crowdsourcing platform according to Matt Salzberg founder of PetriDish a new crowdfunding web platform specifically for scientific research Read this White Paper to learn Scenarios for Which Crowdfunding is Best Suited Consider the Inevitable Caveats What Your Project Page Would Look Like What Entices Donors A Look into the Future And Much More Please provide your contact information below to immediately receive your FREE white paper entitled Crowdfunding Why You Should Jump On This Innovative Funding Source for Your Research You ll also be enrolled to receive our email newsletters and special offers targeted to your interests There is absolutely no cost or obligation Please make sure to fill out all fields marked with an asterisk First Name Last Name Title Institution Address 1 Address 2 City State AK AL AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DC DE FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY ZIP Postal Code Country United States Afghanistan Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Antigua

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  • New OLAW Guide Sets a High Bar for Cage Sizes | Principal Investigators Association
    Toolkit Lab Management Executive Report Library R01 Research Strategy Insider Tips to Ace the Most Important Part of Your Proposal NIH Short Form Answers to 16 Frequently Asked Questions Crowdfunding Why You Should Jump On This Innovative Funding Source New OLAW Guide Sets a High Bar for Cage Sizes Your NSF Funding Crucial Changes to Merit Review OLAW expects scientists to base their animal care and use program on the 8th Edition which was effective Jan 1 2012 To help scientists better understand NIH s new minimum standards for lab animal care and use Principal Investigators Association has developed a new complimentary white paper entitled Your NIH Funding at Risk New OLAW Guide Sets a High Bar for Cage Sizes Please provide your contact information below to immediately receive your FREE white paper You ll also be enrolled to receive our email newsletters and special offers targeted to your interests There is absolutely no cost or obligation Please make sure to fill out all fields marked with an asterisk First Name Last Name Title Institution Address 1 Address 2 City State AK AL AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DC DE FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY ZIP Postal Code Country United States Afghanistan Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Antigua and Deps Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Central African Rep Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Congo Democratic Rep Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic

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  • NSF Funding Crucial Changes Preview | Principal Investigators Association
    Merit Review Get ready for a variety of changes to how NSF handles the Merit Review criteria in your grant proposals In early 2012 the National Science Board NSB released a wide array of recommendations for altering the NSF s Merit Review In many respects the new revisions will be helpful for PIs and institutions particularly with better clarity and guidance The NSB s report was the product of extensive interviewing and surveying on topics relating to Merit Review The Board formed a Task Force on Merit Review finding at its basis that the two Merit Review criteria Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts are truly on target for meeting the NSF s goals The Task Force also found however that significant revisions were necessary to better define the meaning of the Merit Review criteria and clarify how you should apply them to your research projects The NSB s report also addresses many of the hot button questions that institutions and PIs have had about Merit Review Please provide your contact information below to immediately receive your FREE white paper entitled Your NSF Funding Crucial Changes to Merit Review You ll also be enrolled to receive our email newsletters and special offers targeted to your interests There is absolutely no cost or obligation Please make sure to fill out all fields marked with an asterisk First Name Last Name Title Institution Address 1 Address 2 City State AK AL AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DC DE FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY ZIP Postal Code Country United States Afghanistan Albania Algeria Andorra Angola

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  • Crafting a Successful CAREER Proposal | Principal Investigators Association
    development time line that involves early contact with the NSF program officers gaining your institution buy in constructing the budget gaining the required letters and planning to address both the intellectual merit and broader impact criteria Success in a CAREER proposal involves strong research plans integrated education plans and a great deal of grantsmanship in constructing a competitive proposal for a very competitive program This is a real opportunity to vision a melding of your future research and education efforts into an integrated whole 5 Key Take Aways Descriptions of successful CAREER awards across NSF directorates Insight into the review process which often involves co reviews within various NSF divisions Strategies to involve other educational institutions such as two year colleges as part of the required education plan Resources for developing evaluation plans Ideas for developing inter multi trans disciplinary approaches pushing the frontiers of education and research Who Should Attend Potential PIs who are untenured faculty employed as assistant professors who have not received a previous CAREER award and are in a tenure track position at an accredited institution that awards degrees in a field supported by the NSF Sponsored Research Officers and grants development personnel at Universities and two and four year colleges Presenter Michael Lesiecki PhD is the principal investigator for a large grant from the National Science Foundation s Advanced Technological Education program He has 27 peer reviewed journal publications and one patent He received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from Oregon State University He was a Research Professor at the University of Utah and an Associate Professor at the University of Puerto Rico At Exxon Research and Engineering Dr Lesiecki worked as a Senior Scientist and at Candela Laser Corporation he was the Director of the Bioscience Division He authored successful NIH Small Business Innovation

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  • NSF Criteria: Successfully Communicating Broader Impacts | Principal Investigators Association
    your proposal addresses the issue of impact can make all the difference in obtaining funding over another with research of an equal caliber 5 Key Take Aways A solid understanding of how to weave broader impact ideas and examples into your proposal s narrative Effective strategies for identifying and communicating your research s broader impacts Proven ideas on how to articulate a broad set of impacts effectively An enhanced grasp of how to highlight the benefits within the proposal s framework Suggestions on building networks and communicating with funding agency This Webinar is Perfect for Scientists Who Want additional research training confidence and comfort in turning the potentially abstract concept of impact into specifics without undermining research excellence Have insufficient details on what framework will help them realize those impacts effectively Lack clarity on direct versus indirect impacts Consider NSF s Merit Review Broader Impacts Criterion Representative Activities as exhaustive when NSF indicates otherwise On Demand Advantage Avoid the hassles and expenses of traveling to seminars and stay in the comforts of your office Choose from one of three formats CD PDF Transcript or MP3 Listen and watch by yourself or share this information and instantly train your whole team Price Purchase this 60 Minute On Demand Webinar in CD Rom MP4 or PDF Transcript for only 197 149 Please note Each format includes the presentation handouts in PDF CDs are mailed within 48 hours A link to the MP4 and or PDF Transcript is available immediately after purchase Meet Your Presenter Martin Butler has led a research grant consulting business for the past 15 years providing independent advice writing mentoring and coaching services to universities colleges institutes of technology research centers and researchers Since 1996 he has impacted more than 2 000 researchers from the United States Canada Europe

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  • The NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program | Principal Investigators Association
    an averaged normalized numerical score approach rather than the system used in more standard NSF proposal review panels That said the GRF application review is changing significantly to include much more off site and virtual panel sessions thereby changing some of the panel dynamics During this all inclusive Webinar your expert presenter will cover the nature and expectations of the program overall present some considerations of student and program of study eligibility discuss the various components of the application itself as well as the overall flow of the application how applications are reviewed and how finalists are selected Key points on how to write the application will be a central consideration 5 Key Take Aways The need for flow and connections among the pieces of the application A perspective on how the applications will be reviewed by the panel Relative roles of related federal fellowship programs Guidance to references for writing letters of recommendation An understanding of how to include career development ideas in the application Who Should Attend All seniors in college as well as first and second year graduate students who wish to pursue application to the Graduate Research Fellowship Program Presenter Dr William Hahn is Affiliate Professor of Biology and of Science Technology International Affairs at Georgetown University He was Program Director of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program from 2006 2009 and has been a regular panelist with the program over the past twelve years His work at NSF on the GRFP included significant reorganization of panel operations financial reporting and activities tracking but also further development of international opportunities cyberinfrastructure support program outreach outcomes assessment and extensive work on clarifying program rules and policies He was formerly Associate Professor of Environmental Biology at Columbia University and Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences at

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  • Writing in Science and Medicine Educational Pack + Bonus Transcript | Principal Investigators Association
    to Keep Reviewers Focus on the Science Not Your Grammar The 11 Rules of Good Writing and Revision Significance Impact Innovation Why These Concepts are Vital to Scientific Writing The Power Behind an Outline Simple to Create Often Overlooked Real life Experiences from an Expert Before and After Detailed Examples Writing Exercises to Get You on the Path to Becoming a Successful Author Preview this guide here Format Digital PDF Click here if you would like to order this guide ONLY 60 Minute Webinar Persuasive Writing for Scientists and Clinicians The Basics and Beyond Many scientists and physicians struggle with their writing whether it be grants manuscripts or basic communication to their peers Technical ability is obviously crucial to success in any scientist s or clinician s career but of equal importance is the ability to communicate clearly and effectively Individuals who rise to leadership positions in organizations generally do so partly because they can express ideas orally and in writing in persuasive concise ways Stated another way it s hard to get a group of people excited about an idea or a new product or a research objective if these things cannot be communicated in a compelling way 5 Key Take Aways Understanding of why writing is bad and why PIs often write poorly this may not be as obvious as you think How to recognize and prevent redundancy in your work How to write a clear sentence make every word count How to write clear paragraphs the power behind proper word usage and beyond How to continually improve your writing new approaches that work Formats 60 minute Webinar available in CD Rom MP4 or PDF Transcript Limited Time Offer Until Feb 12th Order the Writing in Science Medicine Educational Pack including the 90 pg guide in PDF format and the 60 min Webinar above in your preferred format at a special rate of only 199 79 BONUS Order your pack today and receive a free PDF Transcript of the 90 minute Webinar entitled Writing the Biomedical Manuscript from the Journal Editor s Point of View a 149 value yours free Bonus transcript will automatically be added to cart About the Author Dr Christopher Dant is on the faculty at Dartmouth Medical School His PhD work was in cellular and molecular biology and he worked at three major medical school research labs Early in his postgraduate career he apprenticed with a Senior Editor at JAMA and went on to work as a biomedical writer for life sciences investigators in academia private industry and government agencies Before coming to Dartmouth Dr Dant was a Projects Director at the Stanford Medical School for grants and manuscripts and served as the Director of Medical Publications at Genentech in California At Dartmouth he works with investigators in developing grant proposals and educates faculty in grant and manuscript writing He has worked through investigators at the NIH NSF NASA DOE and other federal agencies He also owns MEDCOM a private consulting firm that specializes

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  • The Mentoring Relationship: What a Good Mentor Should Know What the Mentee Should Anticipate | Principal Investigators Association
    have kept concealed unknowingly or improve on those which he already made use of The sense of accomplishment from helping others can also serve as inspiration for the mentor s own research When done appropriately mentoring can bring gratification in many ways to both the mentor and the mentee During this relationship driven Webinar your expert presenter will cover what mentoring can do for both parties what mentoring is and what it is not strategies to become a better mentor expectations for the mentee and what the responsibilities are for each Strategies for career development planning will be covered as well as obtaining different types of mentoring depending on needs Presenter Dr Dorothy Lewis Professor of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the University of Texas Health Science Center has an almost 30 year history of writing grant applications including vast experience with the new scoring system Her successful track record for winning grants has given her a valuable in the trenches perspective that can benefit you at whichever stage you find yourself She received her PhD in Microbiology in 1978 from the University of Arizona in Tucson She then pursued an NIH supported postdoctoral fellowship at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque In 1985 she published her first paper related to T cell subset changes in HIV patients and acquired her own independent NIH funding She has maintained continuous NIH funding since 1985 experiencing both times of multiple grants and times of reduced funding She is a member of the Training and Workforce Diversity Study Section C called TWD C 2012 2016 and former chair of the AIDS Immunology and Pathogenesis study section 2009 2011 5 Key Take Aways Strategies to form better mentor mentee relationships What mentoring means for both parties Responsibilities of both

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