Grant Writing Workshop
This is a 2-day workshop comprising combination of lectures, group discussions, and hands-on practices opportunities. This workshop will provide an overview for how to writ a competitive grant proposal according to the Iran’s National Institute for Medical Research development (NIMAD) as well as the United States’ National Institute of Health (NIH) standards. It also provides an opportunity for hands-on practice to write important sections of a proposal, as well as an opportunity for research teams to receive feedback from the workshop’s instructor. Please refer to accompanying document for the workshop’s Agenda
Participants should have developed a research idea in advance and attend as a research team (not individually). 4-5 core members of the research team should attend the workshop including: the Principal Investigator (PI), the co-investigator(s), and the methodologist (e.g. statistician/epidemiologist).
Applications selection process
5-6 research teams will be invited from the pool of research teams who apply. Priority is given to most promising applicants who have already submitted a pre-proposal to NIMAD. Process to select research teams will be as follow:
1. Interested research teams must provide a brief letter of intent describing how they can benefit from this workshop, and submit following documents using NIMAD templates by 06, sep, 2017 to
a. Application form
b. Structured brief pre-proposal
2. Course instructor(s) will screen applications and invite 5-6 research teams.
3. Selected teams will be notified 4 days prior to the date of workshop.
Instructor Brief Biography:
Dr. Ali Mirzazadeh, MD, MPH, PhD is an infectious disease epidemiologist, an assistant professor at department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute for Global Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has a background on medicine, public health and epidemiology with expertise in reaching hidden populations at high-risk for HIV and HCV infections and behavioral and cohort studies of people who inject drugs. He authored several peer-review journal articles and awarded many scholarships and grants from CDC, NIH, WHO, UNAIDS, UNICEF, UCSF and others. His second affiliation, as adjunct assistance professor, education manager and senior research specialist, is with the Regional Knowledge Hub for HIV/AIDS Surveillance (a WHO Collaborating Center) in Iran. He is a fellow and board member of SAPHIR, the Scientific Association for Public Health in Iran.
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