Grant Writing: Opportunities and Challenges

John Kurhanewicz, Ph.D., Arend Heerschap, Ph.D., Organizer
Monday, 21 May


This course is designed to provide valuable information concerning the grant writing process. The expert speakers will identify funding opportunities and draw clear and straightforward conclusions about the critical elements of a successful grant proposal and critique response for resubmitted proposals.  There will also be 30 minute “roundtable discussion” with the goal of sharing personal experiences with grant writing and management. 

Educational Objectives                                                                                                                       

•  Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

•  Identify funding opportunities for MR scientists and clinicians.

•  Recognize the critical elements of a successful grant proposal.

•  Describe the essential elements of a successful critique response.

•  Explain post award grant management, the importance of publications and the non-competitive grant renewal.

•  Relate relevant experiences of other successful researchers.

Audience Description

This course is designed for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, MR scientists, and clinicians who are interested in learning more about the grant application process.  Participants having all levels of grant writing experience should find this course interesting.
The final 5 - 10 minutes of each presentation will be reserved for questions.  
14:00 The Critical Elements of a Successful Grant Proposal Sarah J. Nelson, Ph.D.
14:30 MR Funding Opportunities - The NCI Cancer Imaging Program Guoying Liu, Ph.D.
15:00 MR Funding Opportunities - A European Perspective Philippe Jehenson, M.D., Ph.D.
15:30 Roundtable: Personal Experiences and Strategies Arend Heerschap, Ph.D., 
  John Kurhanewicz, Ph.D.
16:00 Adournment