Weekday Educational Course:
Grant Writing: Prospects, Pearls, and Pitfalls
Organizers: Richard L. Ehman, M.D. and Mark A. Van Buchem, M.D., Ph.D.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Thursday 23 April 2009
13:30 - 15:30

This course will start with short updates on some of the most promising grant funding opportunities for MRI researchers. Speakers will describe strategies for writing successful grant applications, avoiding the most common pitfalls, moving forward after an unsuccessful application, and appreciating the perspective of referees. The session will conclude with a moderated panel discussion to elicit helpful “pearls” from the experienced speakers, and to respond to audience questions.
Upon completion of this case based session, participants should be able to:
  • Identify the most important grant funding opportunities that are available for MR researchers in  the US and Europe;
  • Describe key elements and strategies for preparing successful research proposals; and
  • Explain the perspective of grant reviewers

Thursday 23 April 2009
13:30 Opening Comments  
13:35 Grant Prospects for MRI Research: National Institutes of Health Belinda Seto, Ph.D.
14:00 Grant Prospects for MRI Research: European Union Mark A. van Buchem, Ph.D.
14:15 Critical Elements of a Successful Grant Proposal Norbert J. Pelc, Sc.D.
14:45 Your Grant Was Not Funded:  What Do You Do Now? Richard L. Ehman, M.D.
15:00 Panel Discussion and Question Responses Organizers
15:30 Adjournment