The IIMS offers F-Troop, a hands-on writing workshop targeted to pre- and postdoctoral trainees who are working to prepare an application for an individual NRSA Fellowship (F Awards, including F30, F31, or F32) for submission to the NIH. Equivalent fellowship applications to other funding agencies are also encompassed by this program.
Meetings are held weekly, on Wednesdays, at 5:00 pm in Room 331.5B in the Medical School (Department of Pathology Conference Room). Meetings are typically 1-2 hours. Light refreshments are provided by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
Linda M. McManus, PhD
Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Pathology
F-Troop is conducted in a small group, informal format. F-Troop sessions include discussions of the NIH peer-review process, including communications with NIH officials and selection of study section, as well as UTHSCSA-associated requirements (eCOP and Cayuse). Most importantly, major effort is devoted to case-by-case presentations and evaluation/discussion of F grant components prepared by individual trainees. This interactive group effort provides friendly, but frank, feedback toward the goal of submitting a competitive F application.
- Additional information about NIH F Grants can be found at http://grants.nih.gov/training/F_files_nrsa.htm.
- NIH Podcast on Writing a Successful Fellowship Application
- F-Troop Handbook
- Current Schedule
Contact Laura Moreno via email or at 210-567-0397, in the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs with questions.