The iMERS grant writing program provides faculty at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) an opportunity to be more competitive as they pursue funding opportunities for their research. Our approach is progressive — providing introductory topics for those getting started, leading into immersive workshops for those committed to the process, and ending with faculty mentoring for those who are most dedicated to submitting an application.
Begin your training with our online sessions to learn the building blocks of grant writing and proposal development. These time-sensitive, concise presentations, provided by topic experts, are designed to introduce faculty and support staff at MSIs to the grant writing process.
OF MICE AND MEN: PRACTICE AND PITFALLS IN HUMAN AND ANIMAL SUBJECT RESEARCH
75-MIN | LIVE Q&A
Thursday, Dec 2, 2021
Learn how to determine the types of studies that require the "Vertebrate Animal Section and Human Subjects/Clinical Trial" forms in an NIH grant application, including how these sections impact funding outcomes and scores.
INVESTIGATOR-INITIATED R03 AND R21 FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
60-MIN WITH Q&A
Thursday, Jan 27, 2022
1:00 PM EST
A review of the Parent/Investigator-initiated R03 and R21 grant mechanisms, the specific guidelines, and limitations. This event includes a panel discussion with funded researchers.
HOST A WORKSHOP ON YOUR CAMPUS
Consider hosting an iMERS workshop on or near your campus. Invite research faculty and support staff from your institution, or extend your reach and invite universities in your region to participate. Download our PDF for more details on how to host a workshop.
Join a Workshop at a Campus Near You
Below are campuses where iMERS is conducting workshops. Submit your request to attend to the contact name and email provided for each location.
San Jose State University Dates and a contact name will be posted soon.
To Be Announced
UK CAMPUS WORKSHOP AND MENTORING
Our most immersive three-day training on the University of Kentucky campus is for dedicated faculty advancing toward their grant submission. These workshops occur each spring and fall, with participants selected through an application process. Successful applicants will have an expenses-paid, grant writing opportunity and be assigned a mentor to guide them through the NIH application process to final submission. Download our PDF for more details on our UK Campus Workshop and its application process.
Announcing Our Spring 2022 UK Workshop
We are now accepting applications for our three-day, March 14-16, 2022 workshop on the University of Kentucky campus. The deadline for accepting applications is Friday, December 3, 2021. Successful applicants have an expense-paid opportunity to attend didactic lectures, participate in interactive exercises, and work with a faculty mentor for personalized post-workshop support. Download our PDF for details about this unique opportunity and apply below.