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 13 – 15, 2019 | Washington, D.C.

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Key features of the workshop

• 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

The 2019 workshop will be held in the greater Washington, D.C. metro area. Specific hotel and details will be posted once available.

"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


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