Grant Camp

CIHR Project Grant Writing Workshop

Available Summer 2018

(includes lifetime access to course materials and any updates)


In this self-directed grant writing workshop, I walk you through the major components of the CIHR Project Grant, and I teach you the writing skills and strategies you need to set yourself apart from the competition.

Each week includes short, no-BS videos, cheat sheets and checklists, and access to an online community for live office hours with me. 

Can't make the live office hours? No sweat. You can watch a recording of the session later and ask questions in the online community. ALSO: You have lifetime access to the recordings of the teaching sessions (and any updates), so you can come back to these materials any time you like. Or, join me again any time I run the course live...FOR FREE!

Registration opens in Summer 2018. Add your name and email below to get on the waitlist for the upcoming round.


CIHR Grant Writing Workshop

WEEK One: Positioning your research

Learn what reviewers really want to know about your research, and how to write about it, in the key grant sections (in NIH R01 grants these would be the Specific Aims and Research Strategy sections, for example). Learn how to be consistent across the sections without being redundant.

CIHR Grant Writing Workshop

Week Two: Describing your Research Approach

This is the big one: how to describe your work. Learn how to describe what you'll do and how you'll do it in a way that resonates with reviewers.

CIHR Grant Writing Workshop

Week Three: Writing your budget, Describing your Team & Collaborators, and using Appendices

Learn the essentials of strategic budgeting, and learn key strategies to make the most out of your descriptions of your research team and your collaborators.

CIHR Grant Writing Workshop Online Course

Week Four: Pulling it All Together

Learn writing techniques to make your proposal stand out from the competition, and discover how to take advantage of supplementary materials to submit an even better proposal.


Bonuses (Heck Yeah!)

How To Plan Your Grant Writing

Grant Prep Essentials: A Step-by-step guide

In less than 60 minutes, I walk you through everything you need to do (er, MUST do) to set yourself up for a successful and stress-free grant writing experience. Think: eligibility, funding guidelines, institutional support, CVs, and so on. Includes specific instructions for the NIH and CIHR folks.

How to Organize Your Grant Writing

Academic Workflow: Tools and Systems for Super-Efficient Research

This bonus course takes you through the tools and systems you need to be organized, efficient and productive in your research: as a grad student, postdoc, clinician researcher, or faculty member. ( can use these tools in real life, too.)

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Online Community

One of the best things about taking a grant writing course is knowing that other people find it hard. Go ahead and ask a question in the group. Two things could happen: a) you'll get wise advice from your peers, or b) I'll answer the question and you'll help other people who had the same question—but were too embarrassed to ask.

Get on the waitlist for the CIHR Project Grant Fall 2018 workshop.



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