NIH Specific Aims Clinic Fall 2018

The NIH Specific Aims Clinic is for researchers who wish to write a clear, compelling, peer-critiqued Specific Aims page for a future NIH research grant application.

Kickoff Meeting

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Rudder Tower 501

2:00-3:30 p.m.


Peer Critique Meetings:


Tuesday, September 18

Rudder Tower 410

2:00-3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, October 9

Rudder Tower 410

2:00-3:30 p.m.


Event Information

From Research Development Services in the Division of Research

  • The Specific Aims Clinic will meet three times during the Fall 2018 Semester.
  • Participants will share drafts of their Specific Aims and provide and receive critiques from their peers.
  • At the kickoff meeting, experienced NIH application reviewers will critique the Aims drafts of selected participants.
  • At the second and third meetings, participants will read and provide feedback on each other's Aims drafts.
  • Junior faculty and those who have not previously applied to the National Institutes of Health for grant support are encouraged to consider attending.
  • Open to PI-eligible researchers only.
  • For a schedule of the program, click here.
  • In addition to registering (click "Sign up!", below), submit your Specific Aims draft and NIH Biographical Sketch to  by 12:00 noon on September 10, 2018.
  • NIH provides general instructions for preparing the Specific Aims. Contact the facilitators (see below) if you need additional information.
  • NIH Biosketch templates and instructions are available at 

Note about TTVN: At this time, this clinic is not offered via TTVN or through another web-based program. If you are a Texas A&M researcher at a campus outside of College Station and would like more information on this topic, please contact Dr. Papke.


Dr. Christina Papke Research Development Officer 

Ms. Shannon Eyre Senior Administrative Coordinator 


Sep 11, 2018
from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Registration deadline: Sep 10, 2018 12:00 PM