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The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and the Research Education and Innovative Medicine office (RIM) are jointly requesting applications for an internal competition to sponsor up to three new/early stage investigators to attend the AAMC Grant Writers Coaching Group for NIH Awards.

This program is designed for racial and ethnic minority faculty who are actively working on a K or R NIH grant proposal. The goal of the program is to support minority faculty in improving critical writing skills to strengthen grant proposals and increase diversity in medicine.
For a full description of the Program, please visit Grant Writer’s Coaching Group for NIH Awards.

To be eligible for the program, applicants must meet the following criteria and expectations:

  • Priority consideration will be given to individuals registered for the 2017 Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar (MinFac) or past participants of MinFac (date of attendance will be confirmed).
  • Actively and realistically writing an award with at least a good start to defining the research question, hypotheses, and Specific Aims – target submission for February or June, 2018. (Someone farther along wanting to submit for October, 2017 would qualify, as would someone resubmitting a revision for November, 2017 or later).
  • Willingness to participate fully in the intensive period.
  • Support to participate from medical school and local research and other mentors.
  • Openness to receiving honest, constructive feedback and a desire to learn how to give constructive feedback on proposals.


  • Deadline to apply to the UM internal competition: June 1, 2017
  • Review Committee decision announcement: June 15, 2017
  • Deadline to apply to the AAMC Grant Writers Coaching Group Program: June 21, 2017

There must be submission of draft application materials prior to the conference. There will be a full day pre-conference seminar on September 7, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency, Orlando. The participant will undergo a one-on-one meeting with a coach on either Thursday, September 7, or Friday, September 8, 2017.

There will be follow up virtual bi-weekly group meeting webinars (approximately 90 minutes) to facilitate ongoing review and discussion about proposals for a duration of 2-3 months (October 2017 through January 2018) or possibly longer depending on the participant’s needs and interests.

Full-time faculty at the early stage of their research career, who have not received K or R award are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to racial and ethnic minority faculty.

Contact Daru Ransford at

NCATS’s Pre-Clinical Programs Accepting Collaborative Proposals

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is accepting proposals on an ongoing basis to collaborate with scientists supporting the Bridging Interventional Development Gaps (BrIDGs) and Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases (TRND) programs.

Learn more about these programs, including how to submit a collaborative proposal, HERE.

Small Business Funding

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs help small businesses develop and commercialize new transitional technologies.

The NCATS SBIR and STTR programs provide technical assistance and funding opportunities to help small business and research organizations advance technologies and research concepts that can eventually be commercialized to improve health. There are two primary SBIR and STTR funding mechanisms: grants and contracts. NCATS also supports other programs that work with small businesses to advance technology products. View all open small business funding opportunities from NCATS.

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