GCMAS 2013 Annual Conference

Grant Writing Symposium
Friday May 17, 2013
1-5 PM

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Navigating through the myriad of information to develop a federal grant can become a daunting task, especially for the novice investigator. Federal research budgets are always tight, pay lines are low, and the probability of receiving funding to conduct your studies is looking like your odds of success are better if you purchase a lottery ticket.  This workshop is designed to demystify the process and provide the information that is required to improve your chances of becoming successfully funded. Early, mid-career, and seasoned investigators with grant writing, grant reviewing, and NIH specific experience have been assembled to deliver this workshop.

If you are an attendee and would like your proposal to be considered for review by the mock study section, please email your proposal to the symposium chair (Howard J Hillstrom, Ph.D.; HillstromH@HSS.edu).

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to: (1) understand the different funding mechanisms at NIH, (2) interpret an NIH review, (3) write their specific aims, (4) develop a research strategy, (5) understand the process of obtaining a federal grant, and (6) appreciate the approaches to funding technology development/modeling grants.

Intended Audience
Novice, mid-career, or aspiring researchers who will be writing federal grants in motion analysis and related fields.

Pre-requisite Knowledge
Clinical and/or scientific training in a related field (engineering, physical therapy, occupational therapy, kinesiology, physical medicine, orthopedics, osteopathic medicine, orthotics and prosthetics, podiatric medicine, exercise and movement science, etc) with the desire to push the state-of-the-art forward.


  1. Welcome and Workshop Overview
  2. Overview of the Grant Mechanisms at NIH
  3. NIH Peer Review Process
  4. Specific Aims
  5. Research Strategy
  6. Mentored Grant Strategy (K awards)
  7. Round Table Discussion
  8. Mock NIH Study Section

Course Faculty

Howard J. Hillstrom, Ph.D.
Hospital for Special Surgery

Louis Quatrano, Ph.D.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institutes of Health

Kenton Kaufman, Ph.D., PE
Mayo Clinic

Gerald Harris, Ph.D., PE
Marquette University
Orthopaedic Research & Rehabilitation Engineering Center (OREC)

Jinsup Song, DPM, Ph.D.
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine

Click here to download a complete description of the symposium, including a more detailed agenda.