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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 most dedicated to submitting an application.


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line breakBegin 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.

We recently completed several online training events and will be adding new ones shortly. Be sure to check back or join our mailing list so we may send you notifications and keep you informed. 


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line breakConsider 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, or click below to submit a request.

Join a Workshop at a Campus Near You

Below are campuses where iMERS is conducting workshops. Submit your request to attend to each location's contact name and email.

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San Jose State University 
Tue-Wed, May 17-18, 2022

This didactic in-person workshop is for faculty  

and trainees interested in pursuing NIH funding for their research. For information about attending contact:

Emma Attard
Project and Communications Coordinator
SJSU Research Development

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line breakOur 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.

Our Summer 2022 UK Campus Workshop

The deadline has passed for accepting applications to our UK Workshop on June 27-29th.  A slate of successful applicants will be joining us on campus for an expense-paid opportunity to attend didactic lectures, participate in interactive exercises, and work with a faculty mentor for personalized post-workshop support. To stay informed about upcoming workshops, join our email list by clicking the button below.