As part of the MDI Biological Laboratory’s recently opened Center for Science Entrepreneurship, we are hosting a unique grant proposal writing workshop on May 1. The workshop will be led by Dr. Morgan Giddings. Dr. Giddings was recruited as a bioinformaticist in 2002 to UNC Chapel Hill. She quickly got lost in a flurry of grant writing and rejections, having zero success on major grant proposals in her first two years. Getting desperate, she sought out deep help from a mentor who helped her completely rebuild her approach from scratch. From that point forward, her next four R01 proposals to the NIH were funded in a row, with no rejections or resubmissions. She also helped lead her team to bring in large awards such as an RC2 Grand Opportunities award and a highly competitive U24 from the NCI. In 2009 she began consulting with others to help with their proposals. After early wins such as a client receiving a perfect score on her first R01 submission, Dr. Giddings walked away from her grants and tenured job to focus on helping researchers full time with grant writing and productivity in the extremely difficult research funding climate.
This workshop is being supported in part by the Maine INBRE, Maine’s Biomedical Innovation Catalyst. Space is limited. Preference will be given to junior faculty members at INBRE partner institutions.
Members of Maine INBRE institutions may attend for no charge but registration is required. Lunch and materials are provided.
To help defray costs, the charge for non-INBRE faculty participants is $100, which will include lunch and printed materials. Payment instructions are in the registration form.
Space is Limited – Register Now!
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