Primer is a seven-session, introductory seminar designed for individuals wanting to learn about the NIH and individual fellowship applications. Primer will prepare trainees for F-Troop, a “hands-on” grant writing workshop targeted to trainees who are actively preparing applications for individual National Research Service Awards ( F30, F31, F32) for submission to the NIH or equivalent fellowship applications to other funding agencies. Primer is open to trainees at all levels.

The sessions are held weekly on Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. All sessions will be virtual via Zoom


Babatunde (Kay) Oyajobi, MBBS, PhD, MBA

Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs


  • Additional information about NIH F-Grants can be found here.  
  • Primer Schedule (Spring 2023)


2023 January - February Series



January 12th – February 23rd 

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Virtual



**Registration, at least 24 hours in advance of the first session, is required. A confirmation of registration and a calendar invite with a link to access sessions will be forwarded once registration is complete.


For more information; contact the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at 210-567-0397 or