Finding Your IMPACT Niche: Tips & Tricks of the Impact Section 

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The overall impact is the reviewers’ assessment of the likelihood your project will exert a sustained, powerful influence on your research field. However, designing your proposal to sell the impact can be difficult because the approaches are complex and take space to explain.

You must also keep in mind that the people who review your grant have a limited amount of time. In fact, each reviewer gets about eight to 10 grants to review, meaning they can spend roughly two hours for each application. You don’t want to make the reader work to understand your proposal. You must convince the reviewer early on of your research’s importance.

During this how-to webinar, your expert presenter will offer ways to craft your proposal so that it meets current high impact areas targeted by the NIH, equip you with strategies to help you sell your ideas as high impact ones, and provide tactics to simplify your message so that the impact comes through.

5 Key Take-Aways:

  • Methods used to ID high impact projects
  • How and where to build impact in the proposal
  • How to build impact via your proposed team/environment
  • Lessons from the Steve Jobs approach to design
  • Why timing of the grant can be crucial


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  • 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 25-year history of writing grant applications, including vast experience with the new scoring system. Her successful track record for winning grants 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 former chair of the AIDS Immunology and Pathogenesis study section (2009-2011).


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.