Revised NIH Proposals: How to Increase Your Priority Score 

60 Minute On-Demand Webinar. Available in CD, MP4 or PDF Transcript

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Resubmitted applications have a much higher success rate than initial proposals — but only if you make the correct revisions and appropriate responses to your review summary statement.

During this insightful Webinar, your expert presenter reveals how you should respond to the reviewers’ critique, the pros and cons of adding new data and aims, how to craft an effective introduction statement, recent changes in policy, common reasons for rejection by federal funders, and more. Walk away with timely and effective strategies you can implement right away.

5 Key Take-Aways:

  • Importance of crafting an effective introduction statement
  • How to read the critique constructively and make the grant application better
  • What to leave in and out of your revised proposal
  • Strategies for contacting the program officer and colleagues for their understanding of the critique
  • When to decide if you should change to another area of research or try a different tactic

This Webinar Is Perfect for Scientists Who:

  • Need assistance reworking their proposals to make them more competitive
  • Are unsure how to respond to commonly used stock phrases such as “descriptive” or “ambitious”
  • Need to strengthen the Approach Section because 80% of the Impact score comes from here
  • Have a hard time assessing whether the grant has a chance for funding even with the revision
  • Have achieved a low success rate


  • CD-Rom with PDF Handouts — Price: $197 $89!
  • MP4 File with PDF Handouts — Price: $197 $89!
  • PDF Transcript with Handouts — Price: $197 $89!

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Meet Your Presenter:

Dr. Dorothy Lewis, Professor, Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases at the University of Texas Health Science Center has a 26-year history of writing grant applications. Her successful track record for winning them has given her a valuable “in the trenches” perspective that can benefit you, at whichever stage you find yourself. She received her PhD in Microbiology in 1978 from the University of Arizona in Tucson. She then pursued an NIH-supported postdoctoral fellowship at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque. In 1985, she published her first paper related to T-cell subset changes in HIV patients and acquired her own independent NIH funding. She has maintained continuous NIH funding since 1985, experiencing both times of multiple grants and times of reduced funding. She is currently a member of the AIDS Immunology and Pathogenesis study section (2007-2011) and became chair in 2009.


This Webinar presentation is brought to you as a training tool by the Principal Investigators Association, which is an independent organization. The presentation, tools presented and their contents are not connected with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), nor are they endorsed by this agency. All views expressed are those personally held by the presenter and are not official government policies or opinions.