2022 KY INBRE NIH R15 Virtual Grant Writing Workshop

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The Kentucky IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (KY INBRE) will again offer an intensive workshop on the development of National Institutes of Health (NIH) R15-Research Enhancement Award (REA) proposals. R15-AREA grants are specifically designed to support research projects (three years, $300,000) in the biomedical and behavioral sciences conducted by faculty and students in colleges/universities and health professional schools that have not received more than $6 million in NIH research grants in four of the last seven fiscal years. Thus, faculty at nearly all colleges/universities in Kentucky are eligible. In addition, the new NIH R16-Support for Research Excellence (SuRE) grant program for institutions serving economically disadvantaged and minority populations will be discussed.

The three main goals of the R15-AREA program are:

  1. to support meritorious research;
  2. to strengthen the research environment of the institution; and
  3. to expose students to research.

The workshop will be led by faculty and professional proposal development staff at Kentucky institutions that have been successful in competing for R15-REA grants.

Past attendees at this workshop have been successful in obtaining NIH funding and this workshop is required to be eligible for KY INBRE research grants.

The workshop will be conducted via Zoom, and is free and open to interested faculty at all Kentucky public and private institutions.

Please register by Monday, October 17. Meeting link will be emailed to registrants after registration closes.

For registration information contact, Dr. Whitney Rogers, Program Director at or (502) 852-3045.

For additional workshop information, contact Dr. Bruce Mattingly, KY INBRE program coordinator and Director of the KY INBRE Developmental Research Program Core ().

This workshop is sponsored by the Kentucky IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (KY INBRE), which is supported by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (P20 GM103436) of the National Institutes of Health.

The workshop will be conducted via Zoom and is free and open to interested faculty at all Kentucky public and private institutions. 

CLOSED. Please plan to join us next Fall!


  • 9 am: Welcome & Introduction, Martha Bickford
  • 9:15 am: Overview of NIH & Proposal Development Strategy, Bruce Mattingly
  • 10 am: Break
  • 10:15 am: Writing the NIH “R” Series Grant Application: Strategies and Structure, Kathy Grzech
  • 11:45 am: Break for lunch
  • 12:30 pm: Anatomy of an NIH R15 AREA Proposal, Bruce Mattingly
  • 1:15 pm: Break
  • 1:30 pm; Rigor and Reproducibility: Current NIH Expectations, Kathy Grzech
  • 2 pm: Break
  • 2:15 pm: Budget Development, Mark Bardgett
  • 2:45 pm: Look Ahead: NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy Updates, Kathy Grzech
  • 3:15 pm: Break
  • 3:30 pm: Understanding Reviews and Writing Responsive Revisions, Mark Bardgett 
  • 4 pm: NIH R16 SuRE Awards Program, Bruce Mattingly
  • 4:15 pm: INBRE Resources, Martha Bickford, Arny Stromberg
  • 4:45 pm: Adjournment