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Welcome to Season 2 of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Building Up the Nerve, a podcast for neuroscience trainees that takes you through the components of a grant application with successful awardees. We know that applying for NIH funding can be daunting, but we’re here to help—it’s our job!

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Welcome to Season 2 of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Building Up the Nerve, a podcast for neuroscience trainees that takes you through the components of a grant application with successful awardees. We know that applying for NIH funding can be daunting, but we’re here to help—it’s our job!

    S2E7: Building up Resilience

    S2E7: Building up Resilience

    The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Building Up the Nerve is a podcast for neuroscience trainees that takes you through the components of a grant application with successful awardees. We know that applying for NIH funding can be daunting, but we’re here to help—it’s our job!

    In the season finale, our grantee guests discuss how to handle the application resubmission process. We discuss best practices on how to overcome the initial disappointment of not being funded, how to address reviewer critiques, and how to approach revising your application so that you and the proposal are both stronger in the end.

    Featuring
    Cory White, Graduate Student, Johns Hopkins University, Catrina Robinson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Medical University of South Carolina, and Alice Lam, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital.
    Transcript available at http://ninds.buzzsprout.com/.

    • 51 min
    S2E6: Building a Fan Base

    S2E6: Building a Fan Base

    The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Building Up the Nerve is a podcast for neuroscience trainees that takes you through the components of a grant application with successful awardees. We know that applying for NIH funding can be daunting, but we’re here to help—it’s our job!

    In this episode, our grantee guests discuss the importance of letters of recommendation, letters of support, and institutional commitment letters – and the difference between them! Our guests provide advice on how to approach the appropriate people to secure these components to strengthen their application.

    Featuring Sikoya Ashburn, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Christopher Chen, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, and Corey Harwell, PhD, Assistant Professor, Harvard University.

    Resources
    Longwood chorus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsCVmSjOI6I
    Early Career Reviewer Program: https://public.csr.nih.gov/ForReviewers/BecomeAReviewer/ECR
    Transcript available at http://ninds.buzzsprout.com/.

    • 34 min
    S2E5: Building Your Team

    S2E5: Building Your Team

    The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Building Up the Nerve is a podcast for neuroscience trainees that takes you through the components of a grant application with successful awardees. We know that applying for NIH funding can be daunting, but we’re here to help—it’s our job!

    In this episode, our grantee guests discuss how they involved their mentor(s)/sponsor(s) in the application process to ensure the training plan reflects their individual needs and the mentor is able to provide the appropriate level of support and expertise to achieve those training goals.
     
    Featuring  Jaroslaw Aronowski, PhD, Professor, UTHealth McGovern Med School; Alexis S.  Mobley, MS, PhD Candidate,  UTHealth McGovern Med School; Anna Majewska, PhD, Professor, University of Rochester; Monique Mendes, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University; Mark Wu, MD, PhD, Professor, Johns Hopkins University; Margaret Ho, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

    Transcript available at http://ninds.buzzsprout.com/.

    • 49 min
    S2E4: Building a Science Story

    S2E4: Building a Science Story

    The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Building Up the Nerve is a podcast for neuroscience trainees that takes you through the components of a grant application with successful awardees. We know that applying for NIH funding can be daunting, but we’re here to help—it’s our job!

    In this episode, our grantee guests share their training and career goals and how they tell their science story in the Candidate/Applicant's Background and Goals section. Guests also provide insight on how they aligned their expectations with their advisers' to ensure synergy in the training experience and the application itself.

    Featuring Ubadah Sabbagh, PhD candidate, Virginia Tech, Alejandra  Fernandez, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, OHSU, and Laura Ngwenya, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati.

    Transcript available at http://ninds.buzzsprout.com/.

    • 43 min
    S2E3: Building a Biography

    S2E3: Building a Biography

    The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Building Up the Nerve is a podcast for neuroscience trainees that takes you through the components of a grant application with successful awardees. We know that applying for NIH funding can be daunting, but we’re here to help—it’s our job!

    In this episode, our grantee guests explain how they crafted their NIH biosketches. We discuss the crucial sections of the biosketch, including how to describe why you are well-suited for your role in the project in the Personal Statement and how to determine what is significant enough to include in the Contributions to Science.

    Featuring Tavita Garrett, Graduate Student at Oregon Health & Science University, Joy Franco, Graduate Student at Stanford University, Clark Rosensweig, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University, and Victoria Abraira, PhD, Assistant Professor at Rutgers University.

    Resources
    Chocolate chip cookie recipe: https://www.marthastewart.com/354939/cakey-chocolate-chip-cookies
    Tip sheets are titled "Putting Together Your Strongest [Grant] Application," and are available in the "Related Resources" section on the given grant program page, e.g., for the K01: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Funding/Training-Career-Development/Award/K01-NINDS-Faculty-Development-Award-Promote-Diversity

    Transcript available at http://ninds.buzzsprout.com/

    • 51 min
    S2E2: Building a Target for Your Aims

    S2E2: Building a Target for Your Aims

    The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Building Up the Nerve is a podcast for neuroscience trainees that takes you through the components of a grant application with successful awardees. We know that applying for NIH funding can be daunting, but we’re here to help—it’s our job!

    In this episode, our grantee guests discuss how they approach writing the Specific Aims and the Research Strategy and how to determine the “right” amount of work for a research proposal. We also discuss tips on how to approach pitfalls and alternative approaches to the experimental design.

    Featuring Maria Ali, Neurobiology PhD Candidate at the University of Virginia, Brielle Ferguson, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University, and Nathan Smith, PhD, PI at Children’s National Hospital and Assistant Professor at George Washington University.

    National Research Mentoring Network: http://nrmnet.net/
    Transcript available at http://ninds.buzzsprout.com/

    • 43 min

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