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NIH Grant Writing : An Overview

12 May 2014
10:00 - 12:00

Date: 12 May 2014
Time: 10:00 – 13:00
Venue: VCR’s (Cape Town, Pretoria, Durban)
Speaker: Prof Geri Donenberg, Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and Associate Dean of Research in the School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, US

Prof. Geri Donenberg is a Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and the Associate Dean of Research in the School of Public Health. She directs the Community Outreach Intervention Projects and the Healthy Youths Program. Prof. Donenberg has been involved in HIV-related research for 15 years with a special focus on ethnic minority youth, girls, women and families.

She has developed and tested a number of specially targeted interventions to reduce risky sexual behavior and substance use across several high-risk groups, including juvenile offenders, young men who have sex with men, African American women and daughters, and youth with mental health problems. Prof. Donenberg also works internationally in South Africa, Rwanda, and Indonesia.

Prof. Donenberg will provide an overview of the NIH grant writing and review process and how to decide which grant is right for you. She will describe the different mechanisms, including research project and career development awards, and she will discuss important grantsmanship tips to optimize your score. Dr. Donenberg will review each component of a application, and how to craft your ideas so they convey the key points. She will also discuss how to interpret summary statements and develop a response to previous critiques.

RSVP: Lydia Flusk, Tel: (012) 302 2817, e-mail: by 09 May 2014.