Wed, 05/03/2017

Now Accepting Applications for the NIH Grant Writing Boot Camp
July 16-18, Washington DC

The Ethnic and Racial Issues (ERI) committee is hosting a boot camp designed to assist developmental scientists of African descent seeking external funding. The boot camp is made possible thanks to funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

The boot camp will take place from July 17 – 18th in the SRCD Washington DC office.

Eligibility for boot camp participation includes the following:

  • Membership in SRCD
  • No prior history of NIH funding
  • Applicant is of African descent

Ten participants will be selected to travel to Washington DC to receive extensive feedback on their proposals during a two-day workshop. Meals will be provided and all travel expenses reimbursed.

Click [here] to visit the application site and apply. Applications are due by Wednesday, May 31 at 11:59 PM EST.

About the NIH Grant Writing Boot Camp

The impetus for the boot camp originated from an article detailing the disparity in NIH funding to Black scholars. NIH recently concluded that between 2008 and 2014, the racial disparity persisted such that Black applicants had a 35% lower chance of having a proposal funded compared to their White counterparts (Ginther et al., 2011). This disparity was not evident for Asian American and Latino scholars (Ginther et al., 2011). To address this disparity, the ERI committee is hosting a grant boot camp funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Interested individuals should contact Eleanor Seaton, regarding questions about participation in the boot camp.

Any technical difficulties with the application site should be directed to Matt Ferrett,