1-day grant writing course "Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals” with Instructor, Dr. John Robertson. Each attendee will receive their own copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook (NIH version).
Nomination Required/Enrollment: In follow-up to this course, up to 10 faculty can apply for 1:1 grant coaching for applications due in June 2023 (more information to follow). This workshop is a prerequisite for anyone who would like to participate in the 1:1 program/coaching.
Length and Participation Requirements: Thursday November 2, 2023 from 8:30am-4:30pm in person at Stanford Research Park (Porter Drive) or by livestream.
A course for beginner Principal Investigators who are new to Stanford and are in their first term of appointment (UML, NTL, UTL), who will be/are leading basic or translational research groups. The course combines didactic overview of topics relevant to starting up a research lab, and hands-on workshops on necessary skills.
A separate course titled SURGE-Clinical (SURGE-C) is offered to new PI’s who will be/are leading a clinical research program (CE).
Program Length and Participation Requirements: The course runs monthly with noon-hour sessions, September through May except for January to March with 5 pm sessions that are joint with SURGE-C. All sessions will be via zoom. The schedule, topics and speakers are available online)
The Intensive Course in Clinical Research (ICCR) is a one-week immersion course for novice clinical investigators, senior residents, fellows, and junior faculty (Assistant Professor and below from any faculty line) at Stanford interested in pursuing a career in clinical and translational research at Stanford and who have not had formal training in clinical research as part of a Masters or PhD degree program in Public Health or Epidemiology.
Nomination Required/Enrollment: To attend, participants must be nominated by their Department Chair or Division Chief. Participants may attend the full program (submit a proposal and be assigned to a mentored team) or audit (lectures only).
Program Length and Participation Requirements: During the course, students spend five days and four evenings, in September, immersed in all aspects of research study design and performance. The format combines didactics with intense group/team activities focused on practical issues in clinical research design—from selection of a researchable study question through the actual writing of a research proposal. Lectures and panel discussions are presented by an accomplished faculty of Stanford clinical researchers and key leaders from the Stanford community. Every presentation includes a discussion of relevant issues.
The Stanford SPARK program supports the discovery and development of novel therapeutics and diagnostics that address unmet medical needs. SPARK offers funding, education regarding the multi-disciplinary product development process, and project-specific mentorship to enable faculty and trainees to advance promising research discoveries to the clinic and/or commercial sector.
* Up to $50,000 to support translational medicine research per year.
Nomination Required/Enrollment: CE faculty PI waivers are not needed for internal funding opportunities).
Program Length and Participation Requirements: Selected awardees are expected to attend weekly Wednesday evening SPARK meetings and present project updates each quarter. In addition, awardees are required to meet with their project manager on a monthly basis.
This 10-session course introduces the basics of clinical research design, including: biostatistics, design of diagnostic and predictive test studies, required/desired elements of clinical trial protocols, the regulatory aspects of clinical research conduct and oversight, Good Clinical Practice (GCP), and ethical dimensions of clinical research.
Program Length and Participation Requirements: Thursdays from 4:00 – 6:00 pm from January 12 through March 16, 2023
The Pre-award team provides proposal development support to all department investigators with the goal of increasing proposal quality and competitiveness. The types of development support that we most commonly provide include:
Finding funding opportunities
Creating a proposal submission plan and timeline
Providing templates and examples of administrative sections (e.g., Facilities and Other Resources)
Reviewing and editing science documents
Editing administrative documents (e.g., biosketches) to maximize effectiveness
Formatting text and figures to improve the visual appeal of submitted proposals
Analyzing proposal critiques and providing strategic advice on proposal resubmission
Managing proposal preparation and submission
Coordinating document sharing and version control
Writing non-technical proposal sections
Drafting letters of support and routing for signature
Advising on development of the budget and budget justification
Getting an NIH R01 or R21 grant application funded is a key aspect of promotion for many junior faculty members. OFDD’s R01 Countdown is a 15-week program that provides detailed, weekly small-group feedback on junior faculty members’ NIH R-series grant submissions. This workshop is offered by the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity.