Principal Investigators Association

The New & Early Stage Investigators Toolkit has everything new PIs need to know to gain the confidence required for leading a successful research team. It includes a 192 page Career Guide co-authored by some of the industry’s best, as well as over 4 hours of targeted education they can access at any time!

Order online, call 800-303-0129 ext. 506, or submit your form by fax or mail.

Your New & Early Stage Investigator Toolkit
Includes ALL of the following:
Executive Report: New & Early Stage Investigators Career Guide (a $499 value)

Whether you’ve begun a faculty tenure-track appointment, an adjunct or postdoctoral fellow position, or a
position leading a lab, a large part of your new job is to carry on an independent research program. As a new/early stage principal investigator, you have a multitude of challenges — and a significant learning curve — to tackle.

Inside this 192-pg. executive report you will find expert advice for:

  • New/Early PI Research Funding & Career Strategies
  • How to Prepare & Write Grant Proposals
  • Building Your Reputation: Get Your Work Published
  • NIH: Choose the Right Grant Program to Win Funding
  • NSF: What You Need to Know to Get These Grants
  • Secrets to Nabbing Foundation & Corporate Funding
  • Compliance Issues You Can’t Ignore
  • Safety: What to Do When Your Lab is in Crisis
  • Foreign Visas & Export Controls& Much More
  • Click here to view the entire table of contents!

Order the kit for $249.
    Order this report only for $129.

Executive Report: Making Every Minute Count: How PIs Can Fit 28 Hours in a 24-Hr Day
(a $199 value)

Time management is critical to the success of any investigator. Take the first step and get this easy-to-read time management survival guide with over 45 pages of the valuable methods and expert tips to gaining control over your day.

Become a master of these skills and say goodbye to being stretched too thin:

  • Managing multiple priorities
  • Turn every 24 hour day into 28 hour day by getting more done
  • Identify and eliminate time wasters
  • Recognizing and overcoming productivity blocks
  • Defragment your day by overcoming the disorganization
  • Define priorities and follow through to keep research moving
  • Learn time saving “to do” list techniques, & more

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60-Minute On-Demand Webinar: Early Investigators: Launching a Successful Research Career (a $197 value)

Beginning a research career provides exciting opportunities, but it can also be a difficult and lonely process. You will experience significant new demands on your time, particularly with the additional responsibility of running your own research team. Choosing your first independent research area, finding sources of funding and writing proposals are all at the top of your priority list — but where do you start? The good news is that you don’t have to go it alone.

Follow the path to career success by implementing the how-to strategies you will receive during this insightful webinar.

5 Key Take-Aways:

  • Understanding of the proposal review process
  • Leads to institutional and national support groups
  • Ability to communicate with likely funders
  • Confidence that you can start and maintain a vital research program
  • Learning to budget your time to include time for research and proposal writing

Available formats: CD-Rom, MP4 and PDF Transcript.

Order the kit for $249.    Order this webinar only for $129.


60-Minute On-Demand Webinar: How to Compete for Pre and Postdoctoral Fellowships (a $197 value)

Fellowships supported by NIH or other private or state funds are mini grant applications with little room for errors. Some of the most common mistakes pre- and postdoctoral students make when applying for fellowships include not setting up the hypotheses well, and the training environment or the mentor is not discussed in depth.

Join your expert presenter, Dorothy E. Lewis, PhD, during this how-to webinar and walk away with proven tactics to properly emphasize training, what to mention, how to make the mentor’s record stand out and what to include with respect to your own background and the science involved.

5 Key Take-Aways:

  • The importance of mentor’s status, record and resume in obtaining funding
  • How to accurately point out the training environment
  • Finding the right balance between science and the training
  • Expert tips to follow the format correctly
  • How to get appropriate letters of recommendation

Available formats: CD-Rom, MP4 and PDF Transcript.

Order the kit for $249.    Order this webinar only for $129.

60-Minute Webinar: Deciphering NIH Funding for Beginners (a $197 value)

You have decided to embark on a research career. Congratulations. Now you need to figure out what you should do first…and second…and third. You may be able to find a lot of great information online, so much in fact that it can get confusing to sort through it all. But what are the things you really should be focusing your time and effort on? What are the most important factors to consider as you embark on this life-altering (and rewarding) journey?

During Part 1 of this 2-Part Webinar series, you will navigate the NIH Institutes, understand what a Principal Investigator is and how the agency works. This includes understanding the NIH’s do’s and don’ts, identifying funding opportunities that include new, training and career awards, best practices when dealing with the sponsored research office at your institution, and much more!

Important: this Webinar series has been designed for post docs, senior graduate students and others who have never been principal investigators before.

5 Key Take-Aways:

  • How to create a research strategy that uses grants as a support mechanism
  • A comprehensive list of free and accessible resources for new investigators
  • What you need to know and be able to do as
    a Principal Investigator for the first time
  • How to qualify for new and early-stage investigator status
  • An awareness of how funding decisions are made

Available formats: CD-Rom, MP4 and PDF Transcript thereafter.

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60-Minute Webinar: Breaking Into NIH Funding and Beyond—A How-to Guide for New and Early Career Investigators (a $197 value)

If you have completed your education within the last 10 years and wish to break into NIH funding in a significant way, here’s your chance. There are various NIH awards, including some lesser known types such as Pioneer Awards, Transformative Research Projects Awards and New Innovator Awards, which can help get your career started on the right foot. But given the highly competitive funding environment, what are the best options for you?

During this information-packed Webinar, your expert presenter will detail how to create a grant strategy to support your early stage research; identify New and Early Career funding options including R01s, training and career awards; guide you through establishing a relationship with a program officer to target opportunities and much more!

5 Key Take-Aways:

  • Inside scoop on Pioneer Awards, Transformative Research Project Awards and New Innovator Awards, among others
  • Increasing funding probability through classification as an Early Stage investigator
  • Sources of guidance for investigators early in their careers
  • Targeting institutes and initiatives that may have a statistically better funding rate
  • What reviewers evaluate for, the scoring system and the decision matrix

Available formats: CD-Rom, MP4 and PDF Transcript thereafter.


Order the kit for $249.   Order this webinar only for $129.

Get the entire toolkit for only $249 (a savings of $900+)!

Click here to order online, call 800-303-0129 ext. 506,
or submit your form by
fax or mail.

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These informational products are brought to you as training tools by the Principal Investigators Association, which is an independent organization. The items presented and their contents are not connected with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or the National Science Foundation (NSF), nor are they endorsed by these agencies. All views expressed are those personally held by the presenter and are not official government policies or opinions.