October 12, 2017

Are you a new or junior investigator?

Do you assist in the preparation of the scientific portions of an application?

If you answered “yes” to either question, then don’t miss this webinar provided by NIH expert, Dr. Paula Strickland. She will provide helpful tips and guidance on preparing an application an NIH grant. Learn how to avoid the most common mistakes in writing grant applications and correct some typical misconceptions about the grant review process.

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:
– list significant steps involved from application to award;
– explain the fundamentals of writing a clear and concise research grant application;
– and describe the differences in writing a career development (K) award compared to other types of opportunities.

Speaker: Paula S. Strickland, Ph.D., MPH
Director, Office of Research Training and Special Programs
Division of Extramural Activities
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Paula S. Strickland, Ph.D., MPH is the Director, Office of Research Training and Special Programs (ORTSP) within the Division of Extramural Activities (DEA). Prior to her current position, she was the Director, Office of International Extramural Activities (OIEA) within DEA, where she played a major role in leading projects, as well as planning, managing, reviewing, analyzing, evaluating, and reporting on NIAID international extramural grant research funding and resource management. Early in her career at NIAID, served as the Scientific Review Officer for the AIDS Clinical and Epidemiology Research Review Branch, Scientific Review Program (SRP), DEA, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH) for 9 years. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Winston-Salem State University, in North Carolina, a Ph.D. from Howard University, Washington, DC, and a MPH from George Washington University, Washington, DC. Much of her laboratory skills are in the area of clinical immunology. Her initial administrative skills were obtained at the Bureau of Laboratories, District of Columbia Government, Washington, D.C. Prior to coming to the NIH, Dr. Strickland helped establish the first HIV/AIDS testing laboratory in the District of Columbia’s Commission of Public Health (CPH), and managed the CPH’s key HIV antibody surveillance studies initiated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Strickland’s current responsibilities at the NIAID/NIH include: administrative, management and policy development activities related to international extramural activities, research training, diversity programs, and small business innovation research and technology transfer programs. She is also responsible for coordination of international grantsmanship and grants policy workshops for the Division of Extramural Activities.