Workshop on Developing Dissertation Grant Applications - The F31 and R36

11:30 am
1:00 pm
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Leslie Davidson, MD, Msc, FAAP, MRCP, and Pam Factor Litvak, PhD, Moderators
Leslie Davidson, Professor of Epidemiology and Pam Factor Litvak, Professor of Epidemiology and Associate Dean, Research Resources
Mailman School of Public Health
Research Resources and The Doctoral Committee
Open to the Columbia Community
We invite second & third year doctoral students and faculty mentors to join Research Resources, and the Mailman School Doctoral Committee for a Workshop on Developing Dissertation Grant Applications - The F31 and R36, on Thursday 02/08/2018 and Monday 02/26/2018 from 11:30 AM – 12:50 PM in ARB SMS Conference Room 923. This two session workshop moderated by Drs. Leslie Davidson, Professor of Epidemiology, and Pam Factor-Litvak, Professor of Epidemiology and Associate Dean, Research Resources, is designed particularly for second and third year doctoral students planning to submit F31 or R36 applications to the NIH for dissertation training funding. The workshop provides an overview of application requirements and addresses elements important in developing a compelling application. It provides useful information, which will facilitate the work a student undertakes with his or her mentor to develop specific aims, a training program and the scientific narrative. The meeting on Monday 02/26 will focus on Specific Aims. Mentors are also welcome to attend. We will repeat the workshop in the Fall of 2018. Topics covered will include overview of the F31 and the R36s, developing specific aims, working with an NIH program officer, choosing a mentor, developing a training program and grantsmanship in making your application compelling. Please note that the time and place of the 2nd day of this workshop has been changed. To RSVP, Please contact Craig Kandell at


Craig Kandell