Competing for Funding from the National Institutes of Health
This webinar is intended for faculty researchers who are new to National Institute of Health (NIH) funding opportunities. Led by Lucy Deckard of Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC, this workshop will cover how NIH is organized, finding and understanding NIH funding opportunities, identifying the IC, study section and program that best fits your research, as well as how NIH proposals are structured and the review process to help you write a competitive proposal.
Lucy Deckard is the President of Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC, a consulting firm she founded in 2010 that provides services to help academic institutions, faculty and staff develop the expertise in-house to identify funding opportunities, understand funding agencies, and develop successful research grant proposals. Previously, Ms. Deckard served as Associate Director of the Texas A&M University's Office of Proposal Development.
She has helped to develop and write successful proposals to NIH, NSF, the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, NEH, IMLS, and other agencies and foundations, including proposals for large institutional and center-level grants. In the course of that work, she has learned what reviewers are looking for, observed strategies that work well, and identified common mistakes to avoid.
Before joining Texas A&M, she worked for 16 years as a research engineer in industry at companies including Lockheed Martin and Hughes Research Labs, obtaining funding from DoD, DARPA and the Department of Energy. She has a B.S. in Materials Science from Rice University and an M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University.
For more information about Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC, visit their website.