R-Writing Groups

We help qualified researchers develop and submit their first independent investigator-initiated grant (e.g., R01) to the NIH and another agencies.

Groups are organized by research methodology and grant submission timeline and are directed at individuals who have not yet obtained an R or R-type award. This includes individuals making their first attempts and those who have submitted before but were not ultimately funded.

Prior to participating, applicants should identify content experts (e.g. prior mentors on a K award) who can help the applicant consider the feedback received in the R Writing Group within the context of their discipline. Content experts are also helpful for insight on appropriate grant mechanisms, study sections, and other funding sources for the research.

Questions regarding your potential application to the R-Writing Group (not specific questions about your R application) can be directed to Susan Pusek at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..