Write Winning NIH Proposals

Syracuse University’s Office of Research is pleased to sponsor two proposal-writing workshops focused on competitive proposals to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The first workshop, Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals,  will be held October 7, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This virtual workshop will comprehensively address both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to writing competitive grant proposals to NIH and other health related research programs. In this workshop, Dr. Lauren Broyles from the Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops will emphasize proposal idea development, identification of the appropriate program office, how to write for reviewers, and a detailed breakdown of proposal components. At the completion of this seminar, participants will be able to organize and plan a proposal; understand the role and mindset of reviewers; develop a novel, fundable idea; know which grant mechanism is right for them; and execute specific strategies for each major section.

The second workshop, Write Winning NIH Renewals and Resubmissionswill be held October 8, 8:30 a.m. – noon. This half-day virtual workshop focuses on renewals and resubmissions to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). However, the principles and fundamentals, as well as most of the tips and strategies, are transposable to other agencies. The program works best as a follow-on to the Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals seminar, which will take place on October 7. The first part of this program helps attendees understand how to position themselves for renewal success, to include how to maximize their rate of publication during the current period of grant support. The second part of the seminar details how to maximize the likelihood of success when it is necessary to resubmit an application. NIH’s resubmission policy and strategies related to it – especially to triaged applications – are discussed in detail. Common causes of resubmission success and failure are described, thereby allowing attendees to capitalize on the former while avoiding mistakes that are responsible for the latter. Participants are also taught how to analyze and respond to a Summary Statement, as well as how to use the related Program Officer and Scientific Review Officer in developing their response to the constructive criticism they received. Finally, attendees learn how to write their response to the prior review (Introduction) and how to link that response to changes in the Research Plan of the resubmitted application.

All participants will receive an extensive handout, as well as a hardcopy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook.

This workshop is appropriate for faculty members, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and administrative staff who have had some exposure to writing grant applications, either through training, mentoring, or personal experience.

Workshop Fees

The Syracuse University Office of Research is co-hosting this workshop with Upstate Medical University. The majority of the workshop costs are covered by these offices. There is a small fee for workshops materials.

  • Day 1 (Oct. 7): Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals: $100
  • Day 2 (Oct. 8): Write Winning NIH Renewals and Resubmissions: $75
  • Day 1 and Day 2 (Oct. 7&8): $125


Please use the form below for pre-registration for faculty and staff. Your school or college will be contacted to provide payment information.  There are a limited number of seats available for this workshop; the dean’s office will be involved in prioritization if the number of pre-registrations exceeds the slots allotted to your school or college. If you are not initially registered, your name will be placed on a wait-list.

Pre-registration is now closed. Those who pre-registered before the deadline would have received an email confirmation of the initial submission. You will be emailed by September 27 with confirmation of registration.