How the NIH Can Help You Get Funded takes a vel, n-formulaic approach in teaching readers how to write a grant - and much more. The authors draw on their decades of experience working with both investigators and NIH personnel to anticipate their questions and concerns and help establish a comfortable, productive partnership between them. With this book's focus on applying this kwledge to their personal grant strategy, readers will learn: * how the NIH operates at the corporate level, as well as the culture and policies of individual institutes and centers * how the NIH budget evolves over the course of a fiscal year and why the timing is important * how to customize NIH Web site searches and use the data to increase chances of success * how to identify appropriate program officers, study sections, and funding opportunities The authors advise readers on developing each component of the grant application in order of the components' influence on the final impact
Michelle Kienholz has partnered with scientists, clinicians, and public health researchers from all disciplines at dozens of universities to develop grant applications for almost every federal agency, including most grant mechanisms for each of the institutes and centers at the NIH. She volunteers her knowledge and experience on her popular blog, Medical Writing, Editing and Grantsmanship (as writedit), through which she has learned the most common and vexing concerns of researchers who interact with the NIH and how best to foster a partnership between investigators and NIH personnel. Jeremy M. Berg served for eight years as Director of the National Institute for General Medical Sciences at NIH, where he championed transparency and communication. Prior to his time at NIH, he was at Johns Hopkins University for 19 years as a postdoctoral fellow, faculty member, and department chair. He is currently on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he serves in several key administrative positions and conducts research in computational biology and personalized medicine. He has received numerous research, teaching, and public service awards.