The University Record, March 27, 2000

Research Reporter

Research opportunities, application deadlines, U-M policies concerning sponsored research, campus research resources and more are available on the Research Web site. Point your browser to Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Division of Research Development and Administration.

Winning NIH Grants Workshop

What goes on behind the closed doors of a NIH study group review session? Find out at this workshop sponsored by DRDA and the Medical School. It will include an overview of NIH funding opportunities, tips on preparing proposal narratives and a panel featuring U-M faculty members who have served on study groups and who will share insight into the review process.

Steve Goldstein, former chair of a study section, will give an overview of the review process (what goes on behind closed doors). Richard Miller will address the “pink sheet” process (interpreting critiques and resubmitting). Jamie Ferrara and George Garcia, who are currently serving on study sections, will share insight into their groups’ review dynamics, as well as their recent experiences reviewing the new modular applications. In addition to this panel discussion, Jim Randolph will present an overview of NIH funding opportunities and will describe what happens to the proposal when it arrives at NIH. Chris Black will review proposal writing tips.

The workshop will be 8:30 a.m.–noon April 8 in Room G2000, Dow Auditorium, Towsley Center.

A light breakfast will be served 8:30–9 a.m. There is no fee for attendance. Pre-register by April 1. To register, go to “workshops” on DRDA’s Web site, If you have questions, please contact Jim Randolph at