Grant Writing with New Investigators (GWNI)

The IIMS offers Grant Writing with New Investigators (GWNI), a workshop to support promising, new investigators who are in the process of preparing a research grant application, including fellowship and career development awards.

Schedule: GWNI is conducted in a small group format. Meetings are held twice monthly on first and third Tuesdays at 3:30 pm in Room 1.116 (Denman Conference Room) in the Academic and Administrative Building (AAB). Meetings are typically 1-2 hours. 

Linda M. McManus,PhD, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Pathology

Targeted Participants: GWNI provides evaluation and discussion of active grant writing efforts of new investigators (postdoctoral fellows and faculty). GWNI participants must have:

  • An identified grant application agency, type of application, and submission date;
  • Defined commitment toward application completion; and
  • Active writing toward the submission of a grant application (new or revised).

Application: The number of participants in GWNI is limited due to the intense nature of the grant writing and review activity, but new applications are accepted year-round.  To apply to the GWNI Program, please submit the following documents (electronically) to with this information: 

  • Details about Your Research - Research information should include the funding agency, grant type, targeted due date, and [working] grant title. If the grant application is a career development award or training grant, also include the planned mentor. 
  • NIH-style Biosketch – Please use the new 5-page NIH biosketch with sections A-D and attach it to the email.

Questions or Information: Contact Linda McManus, PhD ( with questions.