Funding and Grantsmanship

February 6, 2014

 For complete information about this course, please visit its website at:


Those not wishing to formally register are welcome to audit the course.

M9780, Call No. 26781, Pass/Fail*, One Credit,
Spring 2014, Thursdays, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Columbia University Medical Center, Hammer Health Sciences Center, Room 301


Feb 6
Types of support and review processes for research and training activities: Government Agencies

Feb 13
a) Types of support and review processes for research and training activities: Voluntary Health Organizations, Foundations, Industry, Clinical Trials, and Development  
b) Identifying sources of funding

Feb 20
Planning and organizing a research proposal - NIH R01 application used as a reference

To be scheduled
Planning and organizing a fellowship/career development proposal - NIH K01/K08/K23 application used as a reference

Mar 13
Experiences of a peer reviewer and critical review of a sample grant application.
Speaker: Dr. Howard Lieberman

Mar 27
Practice of seeking grant support: Tips from experienced researchers at Columbia
Topics will include: Identifying sources of support, grant writing, career development, how to make the transition from post-doc/fellowship to first independent research position, K awards and other junior investigator funding mechanisms, basic science research in a clinical dept, and how to manage collaborations
Speakers: Dr. Karina Davidson and Dr. Richard Deckelbaum

Apr 3
"How to Write": Discussion of proper grammar and composition. Critical review of selected writing pieces.
Suggested reading: The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. (Bartleby)
Speaker:  Dr. Richard Kessin

* Grade determined by class attendance and a brief report on funding agencies and opportunities related to the student's own research interests and career goals.

SPONSORS: Institute of Human Nutrition, Department of Medicine, & Office of Faculty Professional Development

COURSE DIRECTOR: Dr. Jaime S. Rubin [(212) 342-3184;]




Office of Professional Development Calendar

The Virginia Kneeland Frantz Society for Women Faculty Lecture

Date(s): April 30, 2014
Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University Medical Center Alumni Auditorium

The Virginia Kneeland Frantz Society for Women Faculty Lecture by Debora Spar, PhD President, Barnard College and celebration of P&S women faculty, alumnae, and students more >

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