Spring 2020 HPA 591: Grant Writing for New Investigators

Jaclyn Jackson
Post date: 
September 16, 2019


HPA 591 (Grant Writing for New Investigators) is designed for junior faculty and post-doctoral fellows interested in applying for a career development grant (such as NIH K series awards such as K23, etc., VA Career Development Awards, AHA Mentored Clinical & Population Research Awards, ACS Mentored Research Scholar Grants, etc.). It is a required course for the MS CTS (Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Science) program, but is available to those outside of the program as well. Through participation in this course, students will learn the mechanics of an NIH grant application, develop grant writing skills as they draft a career development award application, and carry out peer reviews.  There are only about 10-12 seats available for this class, so space is very limited.

We are looking for participants to submit a competitive K award soon after the completing the course.  That means a substantial record of publications in good journals, a solid research program with scope for a 5 year grant with a strong, preferably NIH funded, mentoring team, and hopefully some smaller but significant (to the research program) grant funding. 

The course will meet from 1:30PM-4:00 PM on Thursdays from January 16th thru May 7th in the spring 2020 semester.

If you are interested in enrolling in this course, please send your current CV and a brief statement outlining:

  1. Your research experience/interests.
  2. A list of any prior grant applications submitted (include the funding agency, grant mechanism if applicable, and status.
  3. Your anticipated timeline for grant submissions in the near future (include the target funding agency and grant mechanism).

Send these items to Jaclyn Jackson at jaclynj@uic.edu no later than Tuesday, October 1, 2019. 


You may also find the MS CTS Program of interest.