Grant Writing for NIH UTSA Research – Office of Research Support

Tue March 25

10 - 11:30 a.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

The single most important page of a grant application is the specific aims page. This workshop will discuss how to construct a specific aims page and show how the aims page meets two important goals. These goals are to capture the interest of the reviewers and to provide a clear map of the proposed science that is to follow in the rest of the grant application. A specific example from a successful grant application will be illustrated. In addition, there will be time for a discussion on secrets of NIH grant writing and what reviewers are looking for.

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Dr. Daniel Corcos

Dr. Daniel Corcos

Professor of Kinesiology and Nutrition, Neurology, Psychology and Bioengineering and Director of the Neural Control of Movement Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago

Daniel Corcos obtained his Ph.D. (1982) in Motor Control from the University of Oregon after obtaining his Master's Degree in Psychology in l980. He did a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Department of Neurosurgery at Rush Medical Center from l983-l987. Dr. Corcos was an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago from l987-l993, was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure in l993, and to Full Professor in l997. He is also a Professor of Bioengineering, Physical Therapy and Neurology. From 1994-1995 he was a visiting research scientist at the Institute of Neurology in London. He was selected for membership in the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education in 2001. He has been involved in teaching 4th grade children neuroscience through the Global Village program in Oak Park. He has served on NIH study sections since 1994 and was the Chair of the Musculoskeletal and Rehabilitation Sciences Study Section at NIH from 2003 until 2006. He was the Executive Editor of the Journal of Motor Behavior from 1996 to 2004 and is currently the Editor for Rapid Communications. He is also on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation.


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