GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP
Theme: CLINICAL TRIALS GRANTS
Date: Friday, January 19, 2018
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Location: UNLV Campus
The UNLV Clinical and Translational Research –Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN) Program successfully concluded its Grant Writing Workshop (GWW) themed, “Clinical Trials Grants” on January 19, 2018. The workshop was designed to recruit, inform, and train Principal Investigators (PI) and researchers from the partner Mountain West Universities in regards to planning for grants, NIH updates on the clinical trials procedures & grant applications, as well as the nuances of writing a clinical trial grant.
The UNLV Clinical and Translational Research –Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN) Program successfully concluded its Grant Writing Workshop (GWW) themed, “Clinical Trials Grants” on January 19, 2018. The workshop was designed to recruit, inform, and train Principal Investigators (PI) from the partner Mountain West area in regards to planning for grant writing, NIH updates on the clinical trials procedures & grant applications, as well as the nuances of writing a clinical trial grant. Please note below the summary of the GWW based on the overall attendance of 14 registered workshop participants:
Major Outcomes of the Grant Writing Workshop
Clinical Trial – January 19, 2018
Demographics of Attendees
86% of the registered workshop participants considered the event to be their inaugural grant writing workshop session. The academic rank of the 14 participants were as follows: 8 Assistant Professors, 4 Associate Professors, 1 MBA, and 1 Professor. The years of Clinical and Translational Research (CTR) experience between each participant differed between 1 to 16 years, with research area of interest primarily including Cognitive & Behavioral Measurement, Neuro Psychology, Psychiatry, and Psychology.
Current Research Funding Profile
Current Research Funding Profile (Continued)
64% of the GWW: Clinical Trials Grant participants were currently considered as Principal Investigators (PI) or Co-PI on a research project, whose current projects consisted of research topics ranging from Access & Barriers to Health Care among Deaf Users of ASL to Imaging biomarkers in Alzheimer’s Disease. While 43% of the GWW participants claimed that they did not have any research funding, 57% have confirmed to have research funding that have come from CTR-IN, the NIH NIA, USDA, and the Nevada Rural Health Network HRSA Grant.
Future Research Application Needs Profile
Future Research Application Needs Profile (Continued)
Out of the 14 grant writing workshop participants, a majority of the participants reported that they had completed at least one grant application in the last 4 years. It is notable that there were attendees who reported submitting at the most, 20 grant applications in the last 4 years. 69% of the attendees will plan to submit a grant application in the next few months to intended funding agencies such as NIA, ROI, NIH, and INBRE to name a few. Looking towards the future, the participants had a strong response in identifying their need for “Gain Skills / Knowledge” to help them in their future grant submission needs.
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