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Oct. 22, 2021

Join Former Researcher at the National Institutes of Health and SCHS' new Professor and Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Chair Francisco S. Sy, MD, DrPH for three free seminars on navigating the NIH and securing funding opportunities.

At the NIH, Dr. Francisco S. Sy, MD, DrPH was a senior program director and AIDS coordinator in the Division of Extramural Scientific Programs at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). In his 12 years at NIH/NIMHD, he served in various leadership positions including director of the Office of Community-Based Participatory Research & Collaboration, director of the Office of Extramural Research Administration, and director of the Division of Extramural Activities & Scientific Programs. 


NIH Fundamentals and Understanding Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs)

September 20, 2016   l     10 - 1130AM    l    Bigelow Health Sciences 131



In Dr. Sy’s first seminar, you will discover the mission, priorities, and budget of the National Institute of Health; understand the NIH extramural team, the grant funding process, and the available research and training resources; and find Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) and identify all elements required to submit a responsive, compliant, and complete grant application. 


Grant Writing for Success

February 14, 2017   l     10 - 1130AM    l    Marjorie Barrick Museum Auditorium


Learn the anatomy of the grant process, peer review process, and successful grantsmanship principles and practices. In this grant writing seminar, Dr. Sy will also teach you how to prepare a competitive grant application and align an application with the review criteria. Finally, you will discover the basis for funding decisions and the next steps after receiving the outcome of the peer review. 


Navigating NIH Research Training Programs to Advance Your Career

April 25, 2017    l    10 - 1130AM    l    Bigelow Health Sciences 131



No matter where you currently stand in your career, from undergraduate to senior career research mentor, Dr. Sy will help you find and apply for the appropriate funding opportunities to support your training or career development goals and teach you how to write a successful career application.