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  • Mentoring Pack + Bonus Executive Report | Principal Investigators Association
    is important that students have a great mentoring experience but often how to cultivate a great experience is not addressed 5 Key Take Aways What to expect as a mentor and what your mentee expects of you Using appropriate language with your mentee Time management How to be accessible Tips to be a keen observer What to do when things go wrong Inspirational Bench Leadership Developing an All Star Lab Team 60 Minute On Demand Webinar Available in CD MP4 or PDF Transcript During this team driven Webinar your expert presenter will show you how to develop leadership skills which will allow you to grow and nurture high performance bench workers analysts technicians chemists and others This Webinar will center on key concepts for successful discussions coaching sessions and mentoring while providing practical communications techniques that can make a lab manager s life easier when dealing with complex issues in the laboratory 5 Key Take Aways Developing bench strength How to develop and maintain a viable and systemic project Are you a good leader PI s provide direction and instruction but is that good leadership Key factors to make every conversation a positive one Why mentor mentee relationships provide the basis for team strength What happens when you have to bench someone Expert strategies to guide you every step How to prepare a winning team through mentoring Strategies to move your team closer to a well oiled machine Beyond the Grad Student Teaching Undergraduates Through Research 60 Minute On Demand Webinar Available in CD MP4 or PDF Transcript So what s so different between the undergraduate and graduate postgraduate labs Not as much as you might think Nonetheless you need to know what you can expect from this generally younger group especially your undergraduate research assistant This on demand training will provide you with the tools and strategies for shaping your undergrad research project results into significant publishable findings You ll learn which techniques attitudes and research skills you should teach these new researchers 5 Key Take Aways What you need to know to keep your project on track Some funders actively seek to support young scientists Here s where to look Networking opportunity National organizations offer support for undergrad researchers Offer a life changing experience How to have a positive effect on your young advisee Learn from youth Undergraduate research teaches you skills and attitudes that will last a lifetime N N N The Mentoring Relationship What a Good Mentor Should Know What the Mentee Should Anticipate 60 Minute On Demand Webinar Available in CD MP4 or PDF Transcript 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 5 Key Take Aways Strategies to form better mentor

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  • NSF Grant Application Mentor, CAREER Bonus | Principal Investigators Association
    go to guy gal to do the work In this chapter we will dissect NSF s expectations for describing institutional resources and we will look at examples from successful proposals We will then turn to your responsibilities to the research community with regard to the sharing and management of data and other products of your research Section 5 Demonstrating the Significance of Your Research Topic The meat of your proposal where you describe in detail the activities you aim to undertake is the Project Description When you talk about writing a grant it is almost certainly the Project Description you have in mind It is the main attraction It is the place where you make the case for your ideas and your plan There are some specific things you need to know as you tackle the Project Description and we will discuss them in this chapter But the main tools you will need are tools we have already emphasized in previous chapters You will need to write clearly and succinctly you will need to think like a reviewer and remain reviewer focused and you will need to specifically highlight the broader impacts of your work This is why the chapter on the building of the main attraction is the fifth of seven those tools are central to your success In this chapter we will examine the requirements for this all important section the page limit rules for the use of URLs and inclusion of results from prior NSF grants Then we will look at strategies for creating a compelling narrative looking at examples from successful proposals and building on the strategies emphasized in previous chapters in this manual We will conclude with some remarks on references cited which happily are not included in your 15 page limit and a brief look at renewals and at strategies for resubmission Section 6 NSF Special Considerations Reporting and Compliance Essentials for Human Subjects and Animals If the Project Description is the main event then the budget and the preparation of supplementary materials must seem like sideshows or petty annoyances But in fact these elements are fundamental components of your application Putting together a clear and well justified budget requires careful thought the same kind that is necessary to generate a strong and compelling research proposal In this chapter we will consider concepts and recommendations in preparing budgets and look at examples of budget justification narratives from successful proposals Then we will examine some of the special considerations that you may need to disclose or document in your proposal Section 7 The NSF Review Process Tactics for Submitting a Winning Proposal In the previous six chapters we have walked through the process of preparing the key aspects of an NSF proposal If you have completed all of those steps then you are quite close to the end Really all you need to do is upload those files to a website it takes about ten minutes Just kidding Submitting your proposal is a bit more

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  • NIH R01 Grant Application Mentor Manual GF + BONUS Revising Webinar MP4 | Principal Investigators Association
    funded The NIH R01 Grant is the most competitive award with less than 18 of applications approved in 2013 R01 funding can make or break your research even your career With no R01 funding there is no money no research project no science and no progress You need all the help you can get to make your proposal sparkle The 305 page 8 section NIH R01 Grant Application Mentor will teach you everything you need to know to write a winning R01 grant proposal reviewers will champion and increase your chances for funding POPULAR FEATURES INCLUDE Key AREAS TO CONSIDER before you start writing SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS for each part of the application Creating a BIOSKETCH and ABSTRACT that emotionally connect with reviewers Section 2 Using the RESEARCH STRATEGY to support OVERALL IMPACT Section 4 Authored by SUCCESSFULLY NIH FUNDED experts This valuable 4th edition is an essential tool for all research scientists relying on R01 funding Order yours today Upon ordering this manual you will automatically receive a PDF digital copy Print copies are 75 more and include a free PDF Print copies will be mailed out via US mail Please allow 7 10 days for delivery US and Canada International deliveries will vary based on location Regarding Print version shipping costs Shipping and Handling to the US and Canada FREE Shipping and Handling to the all other International countries 50 This manual is brought to you as a training tool by the Principal Investigators Association which is an independent organization The presented information is not connected with the National Institutes of Health NIH or the National Science Foundation NSF nor is it endorsed by these agencies All views expressed are those personally held by the authors and are not official government policies or opinions Additional Information Report Format PDF

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  • Specific Aims: The Logical Framework That Holds Your Grant Proposal Together | Principal Investigators Association
    decide whether or not to argue strongly for its funding Thus in my opinion the SA page effectively provides 75 80 of the salesmanship of the grant If this is done well a big part of your job is done Dr Christopher Francklyn Join your expert presenter Dr Christopher Francklyn an NIH investigator and reviewer to gain first hand knowledge on Using the Specific Aims page as a foundation during the writing of the application The essential components of the Specific Aims page and how to write them How many Aims should you include Can there be too few or too many Explain the importance of the Specific Aims page relative to the other parts of the application The importance or not of the hypothesis during the writing of your Specific Aims page How to use your Specific Aims page to convince reviewers your work has Impact 5 Key Take Aways How writing the Specific Aims constitutes the key piece of writing for the grant to that sets the stage for everything that follows How to make your Specific Aims page work as the key element to convince your reviewers to argue strongly for your applications How to balance the amount of emphasis on each section to gain maximum impact How to craft a page in which the Aims are mutually supporting and not a collection of dissimilar research questions How to use hypothesis to convince the readers of your scientific vision or how to avoid hypothesis and still gain reviewer hypothesis Who Should Attend The webinar will be most useful for 1st time grant writers and Early Stage Investigators but will also have some specific comments and recommendations for mid career scientists who need to maintain funding and or alter direction Christopher Francklyn PhD has been a funded NIH investigator for nearly 25 years and reported discoveries related to protein synthesis and the genetic coding in leading journals such Nature Science Cell Molecular Cell and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences His work on the molecular recognition of transfer RNA is routinely cited in most standard biochemistry textbooks He has been a regular NIH reviewer for the last decade and a half served as the founding Chair of the Molecular Genetics A Study Section and served on the editorial board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry during the period of 2010 2011 he served as a regular columnist for the Principal Investigator s Association Study Section Insider newsletter He is proud of the many former graduate students post doctoral students and junior colleagues that he has successfully mentored in the process of capturing their early career awards Limited Time Offer Purchase this 60 Minute On Demand Webinar in CD Rom MP4 or PDF Transcript for only 197 109 As an added bonus you will receive a free PDF copy of the executive brief entitled The Power Behind Your Specific Aims Page What to Include Mistakes to Avoid Please note Each format includes the presentation handouts in PDF

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  • How to Write a Persuasive R01 or R21 Proposal: What Peer Reviewers WANT to See | Principal Investigators Association
    they review applications what they do and do not want to see and how this influences their decisions The evidence presented comes directly from research carried out by the presenter and his colleagues by assembling peer reviewer focus groups and reviewing a number of grants and summary sheets from all scientific fields with a range of scores This presentation will discuss the major themes that were discovered as well as the personal experience of the presenter as a peer reviewer and that of his colleagues at his institution 5 Key Take Aways Several ways to influence a peer reviewer positively about your research in your grant application Some review committees use a discussant who is not in the specific field and what they look for and how to influence them Learn how reviewers score the R grant Learn where peer reviewer look for information relating to the 5 review criteria and how to positively influence them Learn about the 3 most important aspects influencing a peer reviewer impact feasibility significance Who Should Attend Any PI who writes an NIH R grant Presenter Christopher Dant is a faculty instructor at Dartmouth Medical School His PhD work was concentrated in cellular and molecular biology 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 programmatic initiatives and educates faculty in grant and manuscript writing skills He has worked through investigators at the NIH NSF NASA DOE and

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  • From K to R: How the NIH Review Criteria Can Help Shape Your Career in the Long Run | Principal Investigators Association
    K award and tie them to the K application which is then tied to the R grant and a different set of review criteria Understanding each of these will provide early investigators with tools to not only writing their K and R grants but more importantly how they should be thinking about their careers long term 5 Key Take Aways A clear understanding of how PIs transition from mentored careers to independent careers How the NIH judges whether a candidate has the potential for independence How the transition from mentored work to independence should happen What are the most important criteria you should consider before you write the K award Where the NIH looks to find evidence of your potential for independence Who Should Attend Any new and early stage investigator who is considering a mentored career award from the NIH Presenter Christopher Dant is a faculty instructor at Dartmouth Medical School His PhD work was concentrated in cellular and molecular biology 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 programmatic initiatives and educates faculty in grant and manuscript writing skills He has worked through investigators at the NIH NSF NASA DOE and other federal agencies Price Purchase this 90 Minute On Demand Webinar in CD Rom MP4 or PDF Transcript for only 197 109 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 Institutional Site License Price Ends Feb 19th And now you can order your site license for the On Demand Webinar MP4 for only 499 299 Upon ordering this On Demand Webinar you will receive a link to the MP4 recording with the PDF Handouts How it Works You will be supplied with the link to download and place the MP4 recording on your institutions secured intranet indefinitely All staff and students that have access to the institutions secured intranet can utilize the On Demand Webinar and should not disseminate the product outside of the local institution You can purchase your site license online or call 800 303 0129 x500 or click here to download an order form Copyright for Institutional Site Licenses The entire contents of this publication are protected by Copyright worldwide and held by Scientific Researchers Resources All rights reserved Authorized users of the site license include staff student and contractors who have access to the institutions intranet Authorized users may retrieve and use the MP4 but further reproduction or further distribution by any means beyond the paid local institution is forbidden Institutional site licenses are

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  • NIH’s Pioneer and Innovator Awards | Principal Investigators Association
    early stage of their career when they may lack the preliminary data required for an R01 grant While this information packed Webinar will cover the general aspects of the high risk high reward programs including the Transformative Research Award and the Early Independence Award the goal is to provide information and a rationale to help you decide if the Pioneer or Innovative Awards are right for your project Also discussed will be the eligibility requirements and the application process for these two types of awards while highlighting strategies to best position your application for successfully being awarded funds 5 Key Take Aways Understanding the competition process for these award types Ensuring that you are identified as an early stage investigator for the Innovator Award How your previous funding can affect your early stage investigator status Eligibility requirements Other programs supported by the NIH Common Fund Who Should Attend Any principal investigator post doctoral fellow graduate student a Presenter John W Ludlow Ph D began his academic faculty career at the University of Rochester NY in 1991 with appointments in the department of biochemistry at the medical school and the university s cancer research center During this time he maintained an independently funded research laboratory training graduate students and post doctoral fellows in the area of tumor suppressor gene expression protein structure and function Funding for his laboratory came from a variety of sources including the NIH the American Cancer Society and private foundations Dr Ludlow began working in the commercial biotechnology sector in 2000 developing and managing research and pre clinical programs for cell therapy and tissue engineered products where he has continued to compete in and advise on multiple NIH award programs Limited Time Offer Purchase this 60 Minute On Demand Webinar in CD Rom MP4 or PDF Transcript

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  • The Rise of Core Laboratory Facilities: Creation Operation Sustainment | Principal Investigators Association
    cannot be supported by the fees charged to the core users alone By far the greatest support to core facilities comes from government agencies in the form of competitive equipment grants During this information filled webinar your expert presenter will discuss how cores are generally operated their impact on solving research questions and biomedical problems strategies for generating support and funding for equipment purchases not only by competing for equipment grants but also by leveraging home institutional commitment colleague needs local and regional agencies and commercial partner interests Emphasis will be given to areas where equipment vendors and core leadership can join forces to their mutual benefit Presenter John W Ludlow Ph D began his academic faculty career at the University of Rochester NY in 1991 with appointments in the department of biochemistry at the medical school and the university s cancer research center During this time he maintained an independently funded research laboratory training graduate students and post doctoral fellows in the area of tumor suppressor gene expression protein structure and function Funding for his laboratory came from a variety of sources including the NIH the American Cancer Society and private foundations Dr Ludlow began working in the commercial biotechnology sector in 2000 developing and managing research and pre clinical programs for cell therapy and tissue engineered products where he has continued to compete in and advise on multiple NIH award programs 5 Key Take Aways Data generation through vendor partnering can make or break equipment purchases In terms of winning grant funding the more successful cores have leveraged the combined talents of the equipment vendor and the core director in justifying need and demonstrating technical expertise Avoid multiple applications for the same equipment item they are seldom viewed favorably often resulting in none of them being awarded Academic

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