On November 7 - 9, 2010, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) will host a workshop in Bethesda, MD, for first-time R01 grantees.
The NIDDK recognizes that first-time R01 recipients ("new PIs") are at a critical juncture in their research careers, and that the success of first R01 projects likely will have considerable impact on the future careers of new PIs as independent investigators. This workshop is intended to provide new PIs with practical information and networking opportunities, which could be helpful to their ongoing work and enhance their future success.
At the workshop, participants will have an opportunity to present and discuss the progress of their research with colleagues and NIDDK Program Directors. They will be able to share the pitfalls, challenges, and successes that they have encountered in establishing and conducting their research; opportunities also will be provided to network with peers in an informal setting.
The workshop environment will focus on successful strategies to best administer, maintain, and expand research programs; a panel of experienced and seasoned investigators will discuss how to sustain research funding support. A mock study section will be included to present a realistic glimpse of the current review process. Emphasis will be on practical advice from experienced study section members and will include discussions on the most common errors made in renewal applications, as well as tips on how to write successful competing applications.
Because space at the workshop is limited, new PIs who are invited to attend this workshop should register as soon as possible if they plan to participate. Funding support to cover travel costs will be provided to all new PIs who attend the workshop through supplements to their R01 grants.
For questions concerning program content, contact:
Ronald Margolis, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor for Molecular Endocrinology
Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Two Democracy Plaza, Room 693
6707 Democracy Boulevard, MSC 5460
Bethesda, MD 20892-5460
Phone: (301) 594-8819
Fax: (301) 435-6047
For questions concerning meeting logistics, contact:
John Hare, CMP
Senior Conference Manager
The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc.
656 Quince Orchard Road, Suite 210
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone: (301) 670-4990
Fax: (301) 670-3815