Dr. Darcey Allan was awarded funding to facilitate a Collaborative Grant Writing Faculty Learning Community during the 2017-18 academic year.

The aim of this learning community is to provide faculty with a structured and collaborative environment to support the development and refinement of an NIH grant proposal for each group member over the course of the year.  By participating in this group, members will learn about the NIH submission process through reading, critiquing and discussing each other’s proposals, and from consultants with expertise in submitting to relevant NIH agencies. Each member will write a grant proposal over the course of several months (different sections each month) and will receive and provide constructive feedback throughout the process in collaboration with other group members. Each group member will also receive funding to recruit an external reviewer with a strong history of NIH funding.