Academic Psychiatry

, Volume 33, Issue 3, pp 256–260

How to Write an NIH R13 Conference Grant Application

  • Jeffrey H. Sonis
  • Elisa Triffleman
  • Lynda King
  • Daniel King
Down to Earth

DOI: 10.1176/appi.ap.33.3.256

Cite this article as:
Sonis, J.H., Triffleman, E., King, L. et al. Acad Psychiatry (2009) 33: 256. doi:10.1176/appi.ap.33.3.256

Abstract

Objective

The purpose of this article is to provide recommendations for writing a successful R13 conference grant proposal for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Methods

The authors reviewed successful NIH conference grant proposal abstracts. They also reflect on their own experience in writing an NIH conference grant proposal and implementing a successful annual conference on research methods in the area of psychological trauma.

Results

The key to a strong proposal is linkage among all of its sections, from the specific aims to the budget. The specific aims should be justified by the need for the conference and articulated in the background and significance section, and the aims, in turn, should drive the content and format of the conference.

Conclusion

Conferences can be an important way to promote NIH scientific goals, by disseminating new findings, facilitating collaborations, and stimulating new lines of research.

Copyright information

© Academic Psychiatry 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey H. Sonis
    • 1
  • Elisa Triffleman
  • Lynda King
    • 2
  • Daniel King
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Social Medicine and Family MedicineUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Psychiatry and PsychologyBoston University, and VA Boston Healthcare SystemJamaica PlainUSA
  3. 3.Social Medicine, CB7240, Wing D, School of MedicineUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA