2024 PRS Young Investigator Grant Writing Workshop & PRS Annual Meeting

PRS Grant Writing Workshop: Sept 11-13, 2024
PRS Annual Meeting: Sept 13-15, 2024
Providence, RI

Pre-Meeting Young Investigator Grant Writing Workshop September 11-13

The PRS NIH-Reckitt Mead Johnson Nutrition Young Investigator Workshop is a two-day, pre-meeting, September 11-13, 2024, with successful applicants also attending the Annual meeting, September 13-15. The workshop utilizes immersive, active writing and oral presentation design, with one-on-one feedback from NIH-funded faculty mentors, drawn from the PRS membership.

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During the two-day Workshop, young investigator participants compose a clear grant proposal that tells a logical, cohesive story and makes concise statements of scientific premise, significance, innovation, and impact. Young Investigators also learn clear writing and oral communication skills.

The Workshop is funded by awards from Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition. Successful applicants attend the two-day Workshop and the two-day PRS Annual Meeting, directly following the Workshop.

A long-term goal of the Society is to encourage young investigators to consider applying for new membership in PRS.

2023 PRS YIGWW Participants in Park City, Utah
2023 Graduates and Faculty of the PRS Young Investigator Grant Writing Workshop in Park City, Utah.

News & Updates

Submission Deadline – Spring 2024. Stay tuned!

Application Information

We welcome applications from senior post-doctoral or clinical fellows or junior faculty (up to five years as Assistant Professor) engaged in perinatal research. Successful candidates will demonstrate scholarly achievements appropriate for career stage, have identified upcoming grant opportunities that they will pursue, and be prepared to work on their proposal at the Workshop.  Nominees are expected to attend both the Workshop and the PRS Annual Meeting, which directly follows the Workshop.

If selected for an award, the Society will arrange and cover the registration costs for both the Workshop and the Main Meeting, including hotel rooms for four nights and all meals. The applicant and their institution are responsible for all travel to and from the venue.    

Late applications will not be accepted.

Previous participants cannot apply.

How to Apply

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Prior to applying make sure that you have prepared the following documents in PDF or Word format:

  • Applicant Cover Letter: Please include your full name and degree, complete academic title, address, phone number, email, and gender. Please indicate if you meet the NIH definition of Underrepresented in Health Related or Scientific Fields (for more information on this, please visit NIH Diversity Criteria).  Also, please outline plans for upcoming grant submissions. (required)
  • Applicant Curriculum Vitae: Should emphasize accomplishments towards a research career. (required)
  • Letter of Nomination: Usually by a PRS member, mentor, Division Head, Department Chair or supervisor who can indicate how the candidate will benefit from attending the meeting and workshop (including plans for upcoming grant submissions). (required)
  • Travel Expenses: Statement on institution letterhead confirming institutional support for travel expenses to attend the meeting. (required)  NOTE – if travel expenses requirement cannot be met – some funds may be available. Please indicate if your department cannot pay travel funds.

Submit applications or any questions about the Young Investigator Workshop to: staff@perinatalresearchsociety.org

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