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Fellowship & Grants

The key to success

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Individual Support

Request an appointment with our Life Sciences Writing Specialist, Elaine Smolock, for assistance with fellowships and grants.


IND 438 Practical Skills in Grant Writing by Dr. PJ Simpson-Haidaris

This course is for graduate students, postdocs and junior faculty who intend to write and submit as Principal Investigator a fellowship or career development grant in the biomedical and behavioral sciences in response to government (e.g., NIH, DoD) or foundation funding opportunity announcements. This is an intensive learning and grant writing endeavor, as participants are required to write a grant on their research for eventual submission to the funding agency. Substantial support from primary mentors is needed, as individual predoc, postdoc and career development awards require significant written contributions by the mentors as well.

Related Offices and Departments

Grant Writing Resources
From the University of Rochester Clinical & Translational Science Institute

The Office of Research Projects Administration (ORPA) offers a host of information concerning regulations and policies, publications and reports, and funding opportunities.

Online Resources

Podcasts from the NIH

Grant Writing for New Investigators| Transcript

Webinars and Videos

NIH Peer Review Revealed
From NIHOD, real scientists from the scientific community review fictional but realistic grant applications for scientific merit.

Successful Grantsmanship: Getting it Right
From Elsevier and the National Postdoctoral Association, by Holly Falk-Krzesinski

Writing Workshops (Part 1 and II)

From Elaine Smolock, Ph.D., Director of Writing Services and Training Grant Development Center for Professional Development.


Elsevier Researcher Academy: Funding

Guidance to help you secure funding for your research