Upcoming Events Office of Research Research Administration iMERS Upcoming Events iMERS Grant Writing Program The iMERS grant writing program provides faculty at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) an opportunity to be more competitive as they pursue funding opportunities for their research. Our approach is progressive — providing introductory topics for those getting started, leading into immersive workshops for those committed to the process, and ending with faculty mentoring for those most dedicated to submitting an application. About the Program Image VIRTUAL TRAINING Begin your training with our online sessions to learn the building blocks of grant writing and proposal development grant writing process. Upcoming training events to be announced soon. These time-sensitive, concise presentations, provided by topic experts, are designed to introduce faculty and support staff at MSIs to the grant writing process. Upcoming training events to be announced soon. Review of the New NIH Proposal FORMS-H Wed, Feb 8th, 1:00-2:00 PM EST60-min, including live Q&A The NIH will require the use of FORMS-H for all grant applications with due dates on or after January 25, 2023. Join our presentation, where we will review active NIH funding opportunities to highlight and discuss the changes made by the transition to the FORMS-H proposal and its impact on the proposal preparation process. Possible strategies for meeting the new requirements will also be discussed. HOST A WORKSHOP ON YOUR CAMPUS Consider hosting an iMERS workshop on or near your campus. Invite research faculty and support staff from your institution, or extend your reach and invite universities in your region to participate. DOWNLOAD OUR PDF for more details on how to host a workshop, or click below to submit a request. Request to Host UK CAMPUS WORKSHOP AND MENTORING Our most immersive three-day training on the University of Kentucky campus is for dedicated faculty advancing toward their grant submission. These workshops occur each spring and fall, with participants selected through an application process. Successful applicants will have an expenses-paid, grant writing opportunity and be assigned a mentor to guide them through the NIH application process to final submission. Participants in our spring 2023 workshop have been selected and will be joining us in Lexington for three days of grantsmanship training, March 27-29. Stay tuned for announcements about our fall 2023 workshop. DOWNLOAD OUR PDF for more details on our UK Campus Workshop and its application process.