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Grantsmanship for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Grantsmanship for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented By

Presented by Science Alliance


The ability to write research grants is now more important than ever. Therefore, graduate students and postdocs should be practicing grant writing skills early in their careers by applying for fellowships. Moreover, concise and persuasive writing skills are not only vital for a career in academia, but are essential for all career opportunities.

Join Science Alliance, NYWiSTEM, and at the Academy at Grantsmanship for Graduate Students and Postdocs. During this evening seminar given by Dr. Jamie Rubin, we will focus on best practices for effective grantsmanship, specifically applied to individual pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship applications.

During this seminar you will learn about:

  • Types of funding agencies (government and private)
  • Types of private agencies (e.g. voluntary health organizations, professional societies, foundations)
  • Review criteria for fellowship applications
  • Key components of fellowship applications
  • Commons mistakes made by applicants
  • Tips to increase your chances for success

Following the seminar, we will have a panel discussion with graduate students and postdocs who have successfully applied for various types of fellowships.

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  • PepsiCo


* Presentation titles and times are subject to change.

October 10, 2014

6:00 PM

Grantsmanship for Graduate Students and Postdocs

7:15 PM

Coffee and Cookie Break

7:30 PM

Panel Discussion with Q&A

8:30 PM

Event Close



Jaime S. Rubin, PhD

Columbia University

Jaime S. Rubin, PhD, received a BS in physics sigma pi sigma in 1977 from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (New York, NY). She then received the MSc and PhD degrees from the Ontario Cancer Institute/University of Toronto in 1980 and 1984, respectively. Her Ph.D. thesis, published in the journal, Nature, described the first molecular identification and characterization of a human DNA repair gene. Since 1985, she has held a number of senior level positions at Columbia University's Medical Center, including Acting Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs, having served as the founding Director of the Office of Graduate Affairs, and Acting Associate Vice President/Acting Associate Dean for Research Administration, having served as one of the founders of the Office of Research Administration. She is currently the Director for Research Development in the Department of Medicine. All of these positions have allowed for the teaching and mentoring of junior investigators, including medical, public health, nursing, and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and assistant professors. She founded and continues to teach the graduate level course "Funding and Grantsmanship for Research and Career Development Activities” in 1996 and served as the Associate Program Director for the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship Program, having helped initiate this successful program at Columbia in 2000. She started and continues to co-direct the Medical Center's course on "Responsible Conduct of Research and Related Policy Issues.” Other roles include serving as Associate Director for Career Development on a number of NIH-funded pre-doctoral and postdoctoral training grants as well as an advisory board member of Columbia’s Patient-Oriented Research (POR) Master of Science Program and CTSA (Education).


Somdeb Mitra, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Columbia University
Fellowship: Susan G. Komen Foundation

Bhama Ramkhelawon, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow
NYU School of Medicine
Fellowship: American Heart Association

Jessica Rios

Graduate Student
Gerstner Sloan Kettering
Fellowship: National Institutes of Health

Aakanksha Singhvi, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Rockefeller University
Fellowship: American Cancer Society

Jieling Zhu

Graduate Student
Columbia University
Fellowship: National Science Foundation

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