Developmental Core (B) : Speed Grant Review Program

Speed Grant Review

GOAL:
Provide investigators applying for a CFAR developmental pilot award with a critique that will increase the likelihood of obtaining CFAR funding.

Attendees receive one-on-one feedback on their Specific Aims page from up to 3 University of Miami faculty. Reviewers are NIH funded researchers with experience as NIH/CDC/PCORI reviewers and with a background in HIV research.

The Speed Grant Review, held at the University of Miami in early March 2015, enables participants to apply the critique to applications being submitted to the CFAR in April 2015.

Criteria:
• Participants should be investigators planning to apply for a CFAR developmental award.
• Participation in this program is voluntary but strongly encouraged for junior and mid-level investigators and those senior investigators new to the area of HIV research.
• Participants should submit a single page draft of their proposed specific aims two weeks prior to the Speed Grant Review Program for review.
• Each applicant will have 25 minutes of feedback on their application per reviewer; following the 1st reviewer, the applicant will move to the next reviewer.

The event was a success. The participants and reviewers positive feedback and we plan to have this event again for the next round of pilot awards.