MDI Biological Laboratory

Grant Proposal Writing Workshop

  • August 11-12, 2021
  • Hybrid
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The MDI Biological Laboratory will host a grant writing workshop co-led by Drs. David C. Dawson and Iain Drummond. Dr. Dawson is a Professor Emeritus, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at Oregon Health and Science University, and a former director of MDI Biological Laboratory. Dr. Drummond is a MDI Biological Laboratory Professor and the Director of the Davis Center for Aging and Regeneration. Both are longtime reviewers for the NIH, and the recipients of many institutional and independent research grants.

This will be offered in two different formats: one group will meet in person on the MDI Biological Laboratory campus, and a second group will convene via Zoom for an interactive online workshop. All individuals participating in the workshop will develop and submit a 1-2 page “mini proposal” based on  guidelines and principles provided in advance of the workshop. These mini-grant proposals will be reviewed by assigned participants and the senior faculty in a mock study section.

New investigators and junior investigators are especially encouraged to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Enrollment priority is given to INBRE project leaders and INBRE research training faculty.


Iain Drummond, Ph.D.

MDI Biological Laboratory

David C. Dawson, Ph.D.

Oregon Health and Science University


Wednesday, August 11:
1:00 – 4:30pm Workshop for Group A; in-person

Thursday, August 12:
8:30am – 12:00pm Workshop for Group B; online


Support is provided by Maine INBRE (P20GM103423).