presented by

The Graduate School, The Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Arts & Sciences, The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and The Writing Center

The NIH Grant Writing Series

consists of two lectures and a small group segment facilitated by experienced mentors (faculty, postdocs and PhD students) to teach grant writing skills with the goal of applying to an appropriate NIH fellowship or grant. Students in health science-related disciplines, who are interested in applying for fellowships outside the NIH, are invited to attend. 

The NIH workshop is offered to graduate students and postdocs who plan to apply for NIH F and K grants, and to private foundation fellowships in the health sciences. 





interested in learning more about the NIH

for more information about NIH fellowships visit the NIH fellowship website


to learn more about the K-awards, visit the NIH career development website











































series structure

lectures will be offered at both the Danforth and the Medical campuses


online beginning Fall 2019



Writing Personal Statements, hosted by the Writing Center.

Steven Pijut | Associate Director, Writing Center


Tuesday, July 23

9:00 - 11:00AM

Connor Auditorium, FLTC



Wednesday, July 24

1:45 - 3:45PM

Whitaker Hall, Auditorium

Following these lectures, students will meet in small group mentoring sessions that will enable students to have a completed application for fall/winter application deadlines. In these lectures, skilled grant writers (faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and senior PhD students) will mentor students and postdocs in their grant-writing. 

Please note: In order to attend the Small Group Sessions you must attend both Seminar 1 and 2, submit a draft of your AIMS, and register for the small group sessions. All are welcome to attend the first lecture without an obligation to attend the small group sessions. 

  • WEEK 1: Introduction, Specific Aims, and Project Summary
  • WEEK 2: Biosketch, Personal Statement and Training Plan, Relevant Background and Future Goal Statement
  • WEEK3: Revision of previous assignments.



register for nih writing workshops