The LSU School of Public Health-New Orleans hosted a Regional Grantsmanship Workshop at the Louisiana Cancer Research Center. The workshop was led by the National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (NCI).
University leaders from Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia and Alabama planned the workshop along with NCI extramural staff. Approximately 80 individuals attended. On the first day, the attendees learned about the Fundamentals of Research Grants and Training Grants, Grantsmanship Strategies, and had the opportunity to review and discuss a successfully funded R01 grant. On the second day, Human Research Issues and Ethics were discussed, followed by a Mock Review session. This was followed by a Presentation on “Responding to Reviews and Tips for Re-submission.” On the final day, Dr. Robert Croyle, Director of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences spoke about NCI future directions, and NCI Initiatives. He and the other NCI staff encouraged applicants to contact Program Directors before submitting their applications.
Dr. Edward Trapido, Associate Dean for Research at the School of Public Health in New Orleans, and co-host of the workshop along with the Lousiana Cancer Research Center, stated that “the NCI team did a phenomenal job in providing practical information for those who are applying for funding, and those who have been funded previously and are submitting new applications. The feedback from graduate students, junior faculty, and seasoned researchers is that this workshop has been very valuable”. Presentation slides from the workshop are available at https://sph.lsuhsc.edu/research/about-the-office/grantsmanship-workshop-2019/