Grant Pacing Workshop Opportunity

Kate Stuart
November 5, 2014

If you would like to participate in the workshop, you should contact Rebecca Helton by November 7 (this Friday) to reserve a spot. Rebecca’s email is: .

Are you planning a K award submission for June 2015? Do you want to learn more about pacing yourself smoothly to completion of your K? Join us for a practical series of workshops and peer accountability meetings designed to help you prepare the best possible grant. Break it Down to Build it Better consists of two workshops: a half-day session followed by an all-day workshop. Both sessions involve pre-work. During workshops you will have many opportunities to ask questions, troubleshoot problems, and work on your upcoming submission.

You must be submitting a grant in June to participate and must commit to both sessions and the majority of the group meetings. Up to 16 individuals will be able to participate. Reply by November 7 to reserve your spot.

Carol E. Lorenz, PhD

Brings more than a decade of grant coordination and medical writing experience to teaching teams how to systematically prepare for grant submission.


Session I – Thursday, December 11, 2014, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Location TBA
Topics covered include:

·         Making a customized grant preparation timeline

·         Common pitfalls and how to avoid them

·         Using task lists to ensure continuous momentum

·         Assuring materials from collaborators are ready on time

·         Maximizing assistance from mentors, staff, and students

·         Forming peer-accountability groups

Between workshop sessions, you will meet with your peer accountability groups on a regular basis, decided by each group. Dr. Hartmann and Office for Clinical & Translational Scientist Development resources will be available to you.


Session II  – Thursday, January 22, 2015, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM –Location TBA
Topics covered include:

·         Constructing flow diagrams

·         Constructing a budget and justification

·         Vanderbilt’s submission process

·         Tables and diagrams

·         Study timelines

·         Insights from a successful K award recipient at Vanderbilt