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UCLA CTSI R Workshop - Early Registration Deadline
Deadline: September 14, 2017 05:00 PM

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UCLA CTSI R Grant Writing Workshop

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 8:00am-4:00pm
UCLA Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium (NRB 132)
635 Charles Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Important Dates

  • Early registration deadline (submitting a draft R grant application): 5PM on September 14, 2017
  • Draft R grant application submission deadline: 5PM on October 12, 2017
  • General registration deadline (NOT submitting a draft R grant application): 5PM on October 26, 2017

The UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) will be holding an all-day workshop for investigators at the CTSI partnered institutions (Cedars-Sinai, CDU, LA Biomed at Harbor-UCLA, and UCLA) to learn about how to prepare successful R grant applications.

During the morning session of this R Grant Writing Workshop, presentations will be made by UCLA CTSI faculty on different topics about preparing R grant applications. During the afternoon session, faculty will review and discuss draft R grant applications and provide feedback on preparing successful applications on an individual basis.


8:00am-8:30am Registration (breakfast will be served)
8:30am-12:30pm Presentations
12:30pm-1:30pm Q & A Lunch with CTSI Senior Leadership
1:30pm-4:00pm Review & Discussion of Draft R Grant Applications


David Elashoff, PhD [Bio]
Scott Filler, MD [Bio]
Carol Mangione, MD, MSPH [Bio]
William Parks, PhD [Bio]
Catherine Sarkisian, MD, MSPH [Bio]


  • Early registration deadline (submitting a draft R grant application): 5PM on September 14, 2017
  • General registration deadline (NOT submitting a draft R grant application): 5PM on October 26, 2017

MORNING SESSION PRESENTATIONS - Opened to investigators at all levels but registration is still required.

AFTERNOON REVIEW & DISCUSSION SESSIONS (limited registration on a first come first serve basis)

  1. How can I participate in the review and discussion sessions?
    You can participate by submitting a draft R grant application for review as described in Sections B and C below. If you don't have a draft ready for review, you may observe the session as space permits.
  2. Who is eligible to submit a draft R grant application for review?
    Participants must be a new investigator who has not previously competed successfully as a PD/PI for a substantial NIH independent research award or equivalent. Acceptable grant types for review include R01, R03, R21, VA Merit, subspecialty type research applications (e.g. ADA, AHA, JDF, ATA). Participants must also have a faculty appointment at one of the UCLA CTSI partnered institutions.
    Participants must provide the working title of the grant application and areas of research as instructed in the registration form so that the CTSI can recruit reviewers who can provide initial feedback and potentially long-term mentoring during the development of the application.
  3. What do I need to submit to be considered to participate in the Review & Discussion Session?
    NOTE: If you are selected to participate in the review process, copies of your materials will be distributed to ALL attendees for that session in addition to your assigned reviewers. All copies will be collected at the end of the workshop and shredded.

Please submit the following items by 5PM Thursday, October 12, 2017 through the Workshop Draft Grant Application Submission Website. Link to the draft submission website will be emailed to those who have registered to submit a draft application. You may refer to the NIH website for page limits for R grant applications.

  • NIH Biosketch
  • Draft R grant application at any stage of development.
    • NIH Summary Statement (resubmissions only)
    • Introduction to Resubmission and Revision Applications (resubmissions only)
    • Specific Aims
    • Research Strategy
    • Bibliography & References Cited


If you have questions, please email at kl2@ctsi.ucla.edu.

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