Principal Investigators Association

An Investigators Guide to NIH Funding: Part 1: Deciphering NIH Funding For Beginners

An Investigators Guide to NIH Funding: Part 1: Deciphering NIH Funding For Beginners? 
60-Minute On-Demand Webinar Available in CD-Rom, MP4 and PDF Transcript.

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?

Consider this: writing a grant is one thing; there is a lot of available how-to information to help you there too, yet creating a new grant strategy to support your research is a totally different matter. This is where knowledge of the agency (NIH) and targeted funding opportunities can help you shape that strategy.

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.

Who should attend this webinar?

People who are making the transition from postdoc to research investigator, early stage investigators seeking to shape a grant’s strategy, members of research teams including advanced graduate students seeking a deeper knowledge of grants, funding agencies and research careers. This is designed for applicants who have not successfully competed as a PI on a major NIH grant.

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


Meet Your Expert Presenter:

Michael Lesiecki, PhD, is the principal investigator for a large grant from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program. He has 27 peer-reviewed journal publications and one patent. He received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from Oregon State University. He was a Research Professor at the University of Utah and an Associate Professor at the University of Puerto Rico. At Exxon Research and Engineering, Dr. Lesiecki worked as a Senior Scientist and at Candela Laser Corporation he was the Director of the Bioscience Division. He authored successful NIH Small Business Innovation Research proposals at Candela. Dr. Lesiecki currently serves on proposal review committees for the NSF, Department of Education and Department of Labor.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.

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