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Research resources for grant proposal preparation

Specific Aims Meetings

College of Pharmacy faculty members interested in receiving comments and suggestions before submitting grant proposals for external review are encouraged to schedule a specific aims meeting. These meetings should be scheduled at least 6 weeks prior to grant submission, so that comments and changes can be incorporated into the proposal.

To create the most productive environment possible, the meetings will be closed, with one faculty member serving as the “chairperson”, 2-3 “experts” (faculty in the same department or those with intimate knowledge of the subject matter), and a small group of “outside members”, who will collectively serve as the “panel”. An abstract summarizing the specific aims should be submitted at least one week prior to the meeting so that the study section can familiarize itself with the proposal material.

At the meeting, the presenting faculty will get 5-10 minutes of uninterrupted time to present their specific aims to the study section, after which the floor will be open for comments and questions, beginning with the “experts”, followed by the “outside members”, and moderated by the “chairperson”, who’s primary role is to keep the meeting focused on the specific aims. Any questions that are not addressed during the meeting will be recorded and compiled for the presenter’s use.

The presenter can schedule a follow-up meeting with the “experts” (formal or informal) to discuss the changes made based on the study section’s recommendations and questions. Faculty who present at specific aims meetings are eligible for grant editing, up to $600 paid.

Faculty members who wish to be considered for Vahlteich Bridge funding in the spring of 2017 must present a specific aims meeting in the fall or winter preceding the bridge funding application cycle. To schedule a meeting, contact

Professional Editorial Assistance with Grant Preparation

Investigators who presented their proposal in one of the specific aims meetings are eligible for financial assistance if they wish to hire a professional grant editor.  This is a collaborative program between the office of the Associate Dean for Research and home department of the investigator, with each providing $300.  Contact list of selected grant editors with pricing information is available upon request from

CCTS Grant Review Program/Collaborative Think Tank Sessions

The goal of this service is to improve grant preparation skills and overall success rates in applications for extramural support of clinical and translational research.  Collaborative Think-Tank Sessions utilize a panel of selected experts and advisers to provide feedback, advice or potential collaborative opportunities for your research project, including pre-submission grant review. In response to an investigator's particular question or need, the CCTS will assemble campus researchers with the necessary expertise for a 90-minute closed session meeting.


For Proposal Submission

UIC Forms for Proposal Submissions; Supporting Documents; Forms for MTAs and Research Agreements; Subwards and Subcontracts; Clinical Trials etc.

UIC Office of Research Services (ORS)

UIC ORS Policies and Procedures for Submitting Proposals

UIC Office for the Protection of Human Subjects

UIC Animal Care Committee

UIC Institutional Biosafety Committee (recombinant DNA and infectious agents)

Boiler plate text for Research Resources Description in Grant Applications

UIC Center for Clinical Translational Sciences (CCTS)
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UIC Cancer Center
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UIC Research Resources Center (RRC); short/long version

UIC Biologic Resources Laboratory/Animal Facility (BRL)
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UIC Institutional Environment and Facilites

Other Resources

NIH Sample Applications and Summary Statements

All About NIH Grants: Tutorials and Samples

NIH Center for Scientific Review Webinars (R01, Fellowships, SBIR/STTR, R15)

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Funding Sources and Searches

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