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An Investigators Guide to NIH Funding: Part 2: Breaking Into NIH Funding and Beyond – A How-to Guide for New & Early Career Investigators

An Investigators Guide to NIH Funding: Part 2: Breaking Into NIH Funding and Beyond—A How-to Guide for New and Early Career Investigators
60-Minute On-Demand Webinar Available in CD-Rom, MP4 and PDF Transcript.

The NIH defines a New Investigator as “one who has not previously competed successfully as PI for a substantial NIH independent research award.” The NIH defines an Early Stage Investigator as “a New Investigator who has completed his or her terminal research degree or medical residency—whichever date is later—within the past 10 years and has not yet been awarded a substantial, competing NIH research grant.” Early stage investigators are an important subset of new investigators.

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!

Important: this Webinar was preceded separately by Part 1, which described the most important factors to consider for those embarking on a research career. That Webinar is designed for post docs, senior graduate students and others who have never been principal investigators before. This specific Webinar, Part 2, focuses on New and Early Stage Investigators.

Who should attend this webinar?

New and Early Stage investigators seeking to shape a grants strategy and identify opportunities for funding. New investigators who wish a deeper understanding of the NIH and its funding mechanisms.

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

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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