The University of Arizona

NIH R Series Grant Preparation Program


The NIH Research Grants (R series) comprise the largest category of funding by many of the NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs). 

Schedule for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

All workshops and presentations will take place from 11:00am to 12:30pm in Keating room 103 (BIO5). Light refreshments will be served, participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch.

  • September 13, 2017: Introduction to R Series & Recipients Panel
    This session will provide an overview of some different R mechanisms (R01, R03, R15, and R21) including details on eligibility, size and duration of the awards, and participating ICs and will feature a panel of recent UA recipients of each mechanism. This session is open to anyone with an interest in R mechanisms with a special emphasis on early career faculty. Registration is through UAccess Learning, register here.
  • October 11, 2017: Rigor & Reproducibility, the Specific Aims page, and the Introduction to a Resubmission
    This workshop will provide an overview of the NIH Rigor and Reproducibility requirement and how to successfully craft your application to best address the individual components. In addition, this session will cover strategies for developing a compelling Specific Aims page and approaches to being responsive to reviewer comments in resubmissions, including communicating and working with your NIH Program Officer. This workshop is targeted to faculty and researchers at all levels. Registration is through UAccess Learning, register here

Writing groups will form following the September workshop. Fall 2017 writing groups are working towards standard deadlines.