Maximizing Funding Success from the Tri-council Granting Agencies

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“How to write a successful grant in a CIHR competition?”. Maximizing Funding Success from the Tri-council Granting Agencies. Joseph Lam, PhD, FAAM Professor and CRC Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology CIHR UD for the University of Guelph
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“How to write a successful grant in a CIHR competition?”Maximizing Funding Success from the Tri-council Granting AgenciesJoseph Lam, PhD, FAAMProfessor and CRCDepartment of Molecular and Cellular BiologyCIHR UD for the University of GuelphGrantsmanship Seminar – Faculty Information Exchange SeriesRoom: UC442 Oct. 11, 2012The Art of Writing a CIHR Application.
  • Webinar:
  • http://researchofficer.wordpress.com/2012/03/29/cihr-webinar-art-of-writing-a-cihr-application/
  • HTML document:
  • http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/45281.htmlPRELUDE:
  • Understand the “cultural differences” between funding agencies:
  • i.e. PROJECT versus PROGRAM (unless you respond to an RFA of a program grant)
  • Success rate (recent competitions): @17% (or @14% at the grant review committee level) - Fundable score?
  • PRELUDE (contd.):
  • WHERE TO START?
  • Prepare your CCV (Common CV)
  • Start writing your progress report (even if you are a new investigator, applying for the first time)
  • The Art of Writing a CIHR Application.
  • Empower Yourself: Be prepared!
  • Assess your readiness to apply
  • Review the Funding Opportunity for critical information
  • Don’t wait until the last minute
  • Application Content: Success is in the Details!
  • Read the instructions carefully (and be prepared to follow them EXACTLY!)
  • Address the evaluation criteria
  • Substantiate your claims
  • Include gender and sex in your Research Design (when appropriate)
  • Application Content: Success is in the Details!
  • Justify your team composition (when appropriate)
  • Address your projects limitations (self-assessing potential pitfalls, provide alternatives)
  • Justify your budget request
  • Address previous reviews with respect
  • Writing and Finalizing
  • Engage your audience – keep asking “So?” to yourself when you are writing.
  • Preamble: include preliminary/published results
  • Summaries are more important than you might think
  • Have your applications pre-reviewed
  • BE PREPARED FOR THE FUTURE! (Not too distant from now)
  • CIHR is revamping its OOGP (Open Operating Grant Program)
  • 2-stage application process!
  • Project Grants
  • Program Grants
  • Peer Review Reform - College of Reviewers
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