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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 Denman Conference Room - AAB 1.116 in the Academic and Administration Building. 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

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.


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