Open Menu Close Menu Open Search Close Search

Tuesdays, March 24, 31, Apr 7
10am – 12pm
Location: Boston campus, details TBA

The NIH grant application requires 2 narratives that set the stage for your proposal: a 1-page Specific Aims, and the Candidate Section. The Aims should provide a compelling snapshot of your proposed work, introducing the problem or challenge your work will address, stating your objectives/research questions, and highlighting why the work is important – the goal is to capture the interest of your reviewers, and to provide a clear and succinct summary of what you are asking the agency to fund and why. The Candidate Section provides the accompanying story about your professional trajectory, and why you require additional development/training to reach your career goals.

Facilitated by Tufts Office of Research Development, this small group workshop focuses on refining these sections through a combination of instructor feedback and intensive peer review. You will revise and receive feedback on your drafts 3 times over the course of the workshop. If can submit first drafts of your Specific Aims and Candidate Section by March 5th, you are encouraged to register.

Open to all faculty.  Limited to 10 participants. Participants must be able to attend all three sessions and must submit an initial draft of the aims by March 5th via this survey:

Register for Page One – K Awards here

If you are interested but cannot attend on these dates and times, please let us know.

For more information, please email us at or