Grant Writing Workshop


The ASBMB's Interactive Mentoring Activities for Grantsmanship Enhancement (IMAGE) grant writing workshop is for assistant professors and postdoctoral scientists who are preparing to transition into independent faculty positions.

June 22 – 24, 2017 | Washington, D.C.

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Application deadline
Applications for the 2017 workshop are now closed. Please check back Fall 2017 for information about the 2018 workshop.

Key features of the workshop

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Talks by NSF, NIH and HHMI program directors about funding opportunities and strategies for successful proposal submission
Real time, constructive feedback on potential research proposals
A mock review panel to provide insight into the grant review process
Presentations on best practices for crafting a logical research plan and a creative broader impact statement
Practical advice on work-life balance, navigating academia and positioning your research program for sustained success
Networking with mentors, NSF, NIH and HHMI program directors, and previous participants that have successfully been awarded funding
Access to an interactive, web-based forum for interacting with past and future participants and learning about new funding opportunities
Post-workshop one-on-one mentoring with a senior, funded ASBMB member

Registration is now closed. Please check back Fall 2017 for information about applying for our 2018 workshop.

The 2017 workshop is at the Westin Georgetown Hotel  in Washington, D.C. The hotel is three blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro Station, which is served by the blue, silver and orange lines. Directions from Foggy Bottom Station to the hotel are available here. The closest airport is Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), which is served by the blue and yellow metro lines. Alternatively, Dulles International Airport (IAD) is 60-90 minutes away by cab or bus/metro (directions). Metro schedules and prices are available on the D.C. metro trip planner. Parking in the Georgetown area is extremely limited. Self parking is available at the hotel for an additional fee. 

"Inspired by the workshop, I have a “living” 5-year plan document that, in addition to keeping on track with administration, has helped me organize my overarching plans into something that is tangible." Benjamin Swarts, Assistant Professor, Central Michigan University

"The workshop was incredibly helpful and got me thinking about some important points that I needed to include in my grants.”  Nick Grossoehme, Assistant Professor, Winthrop University 

"The comments, feedback and advice I received at the workshop were very helpful, and I am glad I attended the workshop before starting preparing my first NIH grant application.”  Patricia Silveyra, Assistant Professor, Penn State University