Grant Writing Workshop

Developing competitive grant funding proposals is critical for a successful and rewarding career in radiation oncology research to discover scientific insights and novel approaches to advance medicine. By participating attendees will learn strategies for writing a competitive grant proposal, what happens during proposal review through watching a Mock Review Session, and gain tips from funded ASTRO members in various fields.

Participants can also receive feedback on draft proposal aims through a one-on-one consultation session with our funded faculty. (A consultation reservation form will be distributed to all registered attendees in October, 2020. Register early; availability might be limited.)

Session Details

Session Date and Time: Saturday, October 24, 2020; 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern time
Moderator: David Gius, MD, PhD
$125 - Members/Nonmembers/Residents/Students

Session I

Time Session Faculty
1:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Overall Strategies for Writing a Competitive Grant:
  • How to structure the grant for basic, translational or health outcome research? 
  • What you must (and should not) include?
  • What are reviewers looking for in a proposal? 
  • What do funders want to see in an application?
David Gius, MD, PhD
1:20 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.  Development of Specific Aims   Stephanie Markovina, MD, PhD
1:40 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Development of Project Narrative  David Gius, MD, PhD
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Mentorship/Letters of Support  Charles Thomas, MD

Session II

Time Session Faculty
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Mock Review Session Chair:
David Gius, MD, PhD
Kristy Brock, PhD
Ronald Chen, MD, MPH
Ravi Patel, MD, PhD
Scientific Review Officer:
H. Timothy Hsiao, PhD
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.  Golden Nuggets for Getting Funded!
Panel with Q&A
Residents/fellows Grants
Early Career Development Awards
Clinical/Health Services Research 
Technology focused Grants
Ariel Marciscano, MD     
Ravi Patel, MD, PhD                Ronald Chen, MD, MPH            Kristy Brock, PhD
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Individual consultation with faculty 
(Attendant Sign-ups)
All faculty

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Arlington, VA 22202
Telephone: 703-502-1550


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