The Insights for Investigators (IFI) Toolkit has been developed in response to funding challenges and training needs within the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School research community. It is intended to provide enhanced awareness, practical advice and timely access to existing resources.

Designed for academic investigators at all levels looking to generate successful applications for funding from the NIH and other extramural resources.

Learn how to navigate changes that the NIH has recently implemented to its programs and applications.

Discover how to design a research proposal that addresses issues of importance to the funding source, considers key questions that will advance medical knowledge and clearly defines the target of investigation.

Employ a variety of local and online resources that are currently available for proposal development and grant management.

Begin the adventure now…

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BWH Contributors

Paul Anderson, MD, PhD, Chief Academic Officer
Christy Di Frances, PhD, MA, Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Robert Fulbrigge, MD, PhD, Department of Dermatology


Additional Resources
Developing Collaborations in Science

Diversifying Your Funding Portfolio

Grant Writing Tips and Strategies for NIH R01s – Robert C. Fuhlbrigge, MD, PhD

Making the Right Moves – Chapter 10 – ‘Getting Published and Increasing Your Visibility’

Making the Right Moves – Chapter 12 – ‘Setting Up Collaborations’

Obtaining Funding in Clinical Research (Dr. Ellen Seely, MD)

Also, be sure to look at Harvard Catalyst’s Elements of Grant Writing Toolkit.