NIH Specific Aims Writing Clinic

Get feedback from your peers while crafting a competitive, goal-driven, and need-driven Specific Aims section during this semester-long clinic.
When Sep 05, 2017
from 01:30 PM to 03:00 PM
Where 1109 ILSB
Contact Name
Contact Phone 979.458.1861
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NEW IN 2017-2018!
From Research Development Services in the Division of Research

NIH Specific Aims Writing Clinic


September 5, 2017
1:30-3:00 p.m.
1109 Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building (ILSB)

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Program Goals:

  • To craft a clear, compelling, peer-critiqued Specific Aims page for a future NIH proposal.
  • Provide and receive peer feedback
  • Obtain proposal development strategy, insight, and assistance
  • For more about the program, see


  • An initial kickoff meeting (Tuesday, Sep. 5), then four workshop meetings every three weeks during the Fall 2017 semester.
  • Participants will read and provide feedback on each other’s drafts at each workshop meeting.
  • Additional one-on-one assistance available as needed.
  • No fee to participate.

Target Audience:

  • We expect this clinic to be especially beneficial for junior faculty and faculty who have not applied to NIH previously.

Facilitated by members of the Division's Research Development Services:
     John Ivy, Senior Research Development Officer
     Christina Papke, Research Development Officer

At this time, this clinic is not offered via TTVN or through another other web-based program. If you are a Texas A&M researcher at a campus outside College Station and would like more information on this topic, please contact Dr. Ivy or Dr. Papke. They will be happy to visit with you.

Register at
Registration deadline is Friday, August 25, 2017.

In addition, please submit a current NIH Biographical Sketch to . NIH Biosketch templates and instructions are available at

, Ph.D., Senior Research Development Officer
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Upcoming Events
Writer’s Winning NIH & NSF Grant Proposals Seminar(s) Sep 26, 2018 - Sep 27, 2018 — MSC 2400 / RUDDER TOWER 601
PESCA Writer’s Workshop Oct 04, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Demystifying the NSF: NSF Funding Opportunities, Proposal Preparation, and Review Process Oct 10, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM — VIDI 223
Junior Faculty Proposal Writing Academy: Writing Successful Proposals Oct 17, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM — VIDI 223
Writing Successful Proposals – All Faculty Oct 23, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM — MSC 1401
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