SAEM Grant Writing Workshop

Sponsored by the SAEM Research Committee


Tuesday, May 14, 2019
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This workshop may be added to your SAEM19 registration!



In response to the call by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to increase the quality and number of grants submitted by emergency medicine researchers, the SAEM Research Committee has made continuous improvements to the Grant Writing Workshop. This workshop is based on grant writing webinars and didactics paired with small group workshops. This allows participants to obtain feedback on and make improvements to their draft grant proposals. This interactive session is tailored to researchers at all levels of practice and training. By the end of this session, attendees will be prepared to translate their nascent ideas into mature, successful grants.


J. Scott VanEpps, MD, PhD, FACEP - University of Michigan



7:30 AM - 7:50 AM     Continental Breakfast

7:50 AM - 8:00 AM     Introductions

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM     Types of Grants and Granting Agencies

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM     Grant Mechanics: An Introduction to the NIH Process

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM     Break

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM     Small Groups: Specific Aims

          •Specific Aims Workshop

          •Scientific Writing Pearls

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM     Mentoring

          •Mentee Responsibilities

          •Mentor Responsibilities

          •Career Timeline Construction

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM     Small Group: Working lunch/timeline construction:

          •Meet Topic Mentors

          •Discuss Research Plan and Timeline With Mentors

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM     Small Groups: Biosketches

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM     Break

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM     Small Groups: The Little Things

          •Budget & Budget Justification

          •Letters of Support

          •Human Subjects/ Animal Welfare

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM     How Grants Are Scored

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM     Mock Study Section

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM     Wrap UP and Question & Answer Session