|WEEKDAY INFORMATION SESSION|
|Mock Grant Review|
|ORGANIZERS: Joseph J. H. Ackerman, Ph.D., Guoying Liu, Ph.D. & Lee Rosen, Ph.D.|
|Wednesday, 9 May 2012|
For many junior
scientists, the grant review process is shrouded in mystery and
rumor. To provide clarity and insight into the workings of a typical
grant review board, this educational session will convene a mock
United States National Institutes of Health “Study Section”. Three
MR-related grant applications that were previously submitted to the
agency will be reviewed and scored by a panel of senior MR
scientists with experience on NIH Study Sections. While of obvious
relevance to ISMRM meeting participants from the USA, many of the
salient issues characterizing the grant review process are similar
across national cultures. Thus, the session will be of interest to
all junior scientists.
Following an introduction outlining the Study Section review process, audience participants will be given the Abstract and Specific Aims page from each grant and the mock session will then begin. Reviewers will introduce themselves and will receive instructions from the Study Section Scientific Review Officer (SRO) regarding confidentiality, the scoring/voting system, and the actual process by which the review will be carried out. The agenda will then be turned over to the Chair of the Study Section who will commence the review and scoring.
Following conclusion of the mock Study Section, audience participants will have a chance to ask questions, voice opinions, and comment on the review process. The actual outcome of the real Study Session review process concerning the grant applications involved in the mock Study Section review will be revealed. The program will conclude with a presentation regarding NIH programmatic considerations and sources for additional information.