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
On-site Writing Workshop Jan 23, 2019 - Jan 24, 2019 — Rudder Tower 701
Writer’s Workshop Jan 24, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM — MSC 1401
Spring Applications DUE: NIH Specific Aims Writing Clinic Feb 14, 2019 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM — TBD
NIH Specific Aims Writing Clinic - Kickoff meeting Feb 21, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM — TBD
Junior Faculty Proposal Writing Academy on NSF Broader Impacts Feb 24, 2019 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM — TBD
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