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F-Troop is a hands-on writing workshop that targets pre- and postdoctoral trainees who are preparing an application for a fellowship award (e.g., F30, F31, or F32). Equivalent fellowship applications to other funding agencies are also encompassed by this program.

The virtual meetings are held weekly, on Wednesdays, at 5:00 pm. Meetings are typically 1-2 hours.

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

Seminar Format
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 UT Health San Antonio 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.


*You MUST register at least 24 hours in advance for events. You will receive confirmation via a calendar invite with details to enable access to the sessions.

Contact Laura Moreno via email or at 210-567-0397, in the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs with questions.