The IPR Grant Writing Group is led by IPR Faculty Lead Maria Gallo. Dr. Gallo has experience in NIH grant writing and routinely serves on ad-hoc NIH and CDC review panels. She taught a two-semester doctoral seminar on grant writing in the College of Public Health for the past three years. She is assisted by IPR Senior Grants Specialist Jill Morris. Ms. Morris has been IPR’s grant manager for 10 years. She brings experience in grant writing (multiple trainings and workshops) as well as proposal preparation.
Conducted every summer since its launch in Summer 2011, the IPR Grant Writing is a structured process of peer engagement and review. Participants are IPR affiliates who intend to submit an application in the near future. Applications to NIH are a priority, but affiliates intending to submit to NSF and other agencies/foundations are also invited to participate. The structure of this workshop is small-group meetings in which draft text, exchanged in advance of the meeting, is discussed and critiqued. The workshop benefit is twofold: 1) Participants receive detailed critique, and suggestions for revision, on a grant application in process; 2) The regularly scheduled meetings, with the requirement of exchanging text in advance, are a strong incentive to stay on schedule.
Workshop participants will be invited to take advantage of two other IPR services: (i) IPR is prepared to cover the consultant fee (typically $500) for review of a draft application; (ii) Grants Manager Morris is available to provide hands-on administrative support to those submitting applications.