SRI 67th Annual Scientific Meeting
SRI 67th Annual Scientific Meeting

Pilot: Grant Writing Clinic

New for 2020 - 
Grant Writing Clinic: Your Grant in One Page

Tuesday, March 10 at 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. 

SRI is pleased to offer a Grant Writing Clinic directly preceding the Career Development Workshops on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. This clinic is a pilot course led by Thomas Jansson, MD, PhD and the Career Development & Diversity Committee.

This Grant Writing Clinic will be based on a one-page summary of a research proposal submitted by the participants. This one-page summary is mandatory for proposals to many funding agencies (including the National Institute of Health in the US: Specific Aims page). However even if the format of your particular grant proposal does not include a one-page summary, it is highly recommended to develop your grant proposal in this concise format.

Eligibility Criteria 

  • Participants must be an SRI Member in good standing
  • Participants can be either an In Training or Early Career Investigator
    • In Training Investigator is defined as a full-time postdoctoral trainee, resident, or fellow, or a student enrolled in a formally approved training program leading to a degree (BA, BS, MD, PhD, MS, MPH, DVM).
    • Early Career Investigator is defined as someone within their first 5 years of a faculty or faculty equivalent position
  • Submission of an abstract for the 2020 Annual Meeting is required
  • Must have firm plans to submit a full grant proposal in 2020, based on the one-page summary*   

*Please contact Michelle Holm if you have any questions regarding the criteria. 

Submitting Your Application

Deadline Extended: November 22, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. CDT

Applications must include:

  1. One page summary of research proposal (Word format, 11pt font). The one page summary should include a brief description of the background/significance of the project including medical/clinical relevance (where applicable), the critical observations in previous research that constitute the basis for the current proposal, a central or overarching hypothesis, any preliminary data in support of the current proposal and the Specific Aims of the proposed work.
  2. Submission instructions from funding agency
  3. CV or Biosketch
  4. Send application materials to Michelle Holm by November 22, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. CST

Notice of Acceptance

Notifications of acceptance will be sent in mid-December 2019. 

Note: Because the format of the Grant Writing Clinic is interactive and includes individual mentoring, the maximum number of participants is 15.


Please contact Thomas Jansson, MD, PhD  and/or Michelle Holm