Research workshop: NIH renewals and resubmissions

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January 19, 2023
1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Event category: Workshop
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The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the workshop: NIH renewals and resubmissions, presented by Dr. John Robertson of Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops.

This webinar will be presented the afternoon of Thursday, January 19th, 2023, from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

This workshop is ONLY open to WSU faculty and current postdoctoral and graduate trainees. NOMINATION AND REGISTRATION ARE REQUIRED. Since the OVPR is covering the costs for the seminar, registrants must be nominated by a university official:

  • Department chair for faculty members
  • Faculty researcher for postdoctoral fellows
  • Graduate advisor for graduate students

Provide the name and email of your nominating official at the time of registration for verification.
To register, click on the RSVP button above using your WSU email address or accessID – and make sure it is correct! You will be sent a link to the Webinar training session the morning of the event.

Registration will close January 12, 2023 (no exceptions). For wait-listing, email Ms. Serowik.

Content of the webinars

This half-day virtual presentation focuses on renewals and resubmissions to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). However, the principles and fundamentals, as well as most of the tips and strategies, are transposable to other agencies. The program works best when it is presented as a follow-on to the Write Winning Grant Proposals seminar.

Renewal of grant funding is often essential to continue the development of an important line of investigation. The first part of this program helps attendees understand how to position themselves for renewal success, to include how to maximize their rate of publication during the current period of grant support.

The second part of the seminar details how to maximize the likelihood of success when it is necessary to resubmit an application. NIH’s resubmission policy and strategies related to it – particular to triaged applications – are discussed in detail. Common causes of resubmission success and failure are described, thereby allowing attendees to capitalize on the former while avoiding mistakes that are responsible for the latter. Participants are also taught how to analyze and respond to a Summary Statement, as well as how to use the related Program Officer and

Scientific Review Officer in developing their response to the constructive criticism they received. Finally, attendees learn how to write their response to the prior review (Introduction) and how to link that response to changes in the Research Plan of the resubmitted application.

Workbook and supporting material

All participants will receive an extensive handout, as well as a copy of The Grant Application Writer's Workbook – NIH Version, updated in 2022. You will be contacted for your mailing address prior to the workshop.

John Robertson holds a Doctorate in Pharmacology/Toxicology and has been an Associate Member at Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops since 2010. In 2017 he became the Managing Member. He has been the recipient of competitive extramural funding from both the NIH and non-federal sources. He has authored 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and three book chapters. In addition, he has been a member of grant review panels, a reviewer for a number of biomedical journals, and served on editorial boards. He has also been routinely recognized for excellence in teaching.

For more information about this event, please contact Mary Serowik at

January 2023