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Transition to Research Independence: Funding and Grantsmanship




for Members

Transition to Research Independence: Funding and Grantsmanship

Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM EST


Presented By

Science Alliance


The ability to write successful research grants is a skill that needs to be worked on. As university budgets are shrinking and external funding sources are becoming more and more competitive, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and scientists should gain experience in this critical skill of successful grant writing early in their careers by applying for extramural funding, especially individual fellowships.

Grant writing is a skill that requires guidance and advice from those who have successfully applied for these type of grants. In fact, grant writing can be more difficult than the actual research proposed.

Join Science Alliance for “Transition to Research Independence: Funding and Grantsmanship” to learn the skills for concise and persuasive writing that is not only vital in academia, but essential for any career path. During this evening seminar given by Dr. Jaime Rubin and follow up by a panel with recipients of these fellowships, we will focus on best practices for effective grant writing, specifically applied to individual pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship applications in the biomedical fields.

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, private foundations)
  • Review criteria for fellowship applications
  • Key components of fellowship applications
  • Strategic approaches for competitive applications
  • Common but overlooked mistakes made by new investigators
  • 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 individual fellowships.


Nonmember Student, Undergrad, Grad, Fellow
Member Student, Post-Doc, Fellow


Jaime Rubin, Ph.D.
Jaime Rubin, Ph.D.

Columbia University


Jennifer Posey, PhD
Jennifer Posey, PhD

Baylor College of Medicine

Gabrielle Fredman, PhD
Gabrielle Fredman, PhD

Albany Medical College