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Apply for Fall Grant Academy by September 30

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation is pleased to announce the Fall 2020 Grant Academy, a grant-writing program providing training and support for a select cohort of faculty investigators working with senior faculty, research-development experts, and research administrators, with the goal of submitting a successful funding proposal.

Visit our website for more information and apply today!

The Fall 2020 Grant Academy is open to all faculty, in any discipline, from across the University. This multi-faceted training will offer assistance to a selected cohort of faculty who: 1) currently have a concrete research project idea; 2) are ready to develop a proposal, and 3) have identified a competitive funding opportunity with a submission deadline during 2021. Faculty participants will receive step-by-step guidance on proposal strategy, development and project management; scaffolded proposal preparation with intensive individual support from research development staff, and three-tiered review, including cohort peer partner feedback, internal VCU review by a participant-identified senior faculty mentor, and access to an external review committee before submission.

Cohort workshops will include topics such as how to communicate your research project effectively, working with the Offices of Sponsored Programs, Research Integrity and Ethics, Export Control and Compliance, Team Science, the VCU Libraries, as well as the Office of Research Subjects Protections and the Animal Care and Use Program (ACUP) (depending on the topic of your research) and others. In addition, there will be sessions on individual funding agency requirements and tips for submission, requirements regarding clinical trials, and how to strategize for future funding.

The Fall 2020 cohort will consist of 12-15 faculty participants. Applicants need to be available to consistently attend all cohort workshop sessions. There will be approximately one session per month. Workshops will generally be on a Tuesday 3-5pm. Visit our website to learn more.

Online applications to participate in the Fall 2020 Grant Academy are due by 5:00PM on Wednesday, September 30, 2020  

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