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.
May 5, at 5 p.m. Eastern
Click the red button at the right to apply.
Key features of the workshop
• Talks by NSF 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 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
Interested participants must submit an application. Instructions and the application link are available by clicking the red button on the top right. Thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation and the ASBMB, there is no registration fee for the 2017 workshop, and group meals are included. However, applicants must provide letters of support from their department chairs or PIs stating that travel and accommodation expenses will be covered on the applicant's behalf.
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