Grant Writing Resources

Would you like to improve your grant writing skills? Do you want to learn proven tips to increase your chances of getting funded? Do you wish you knew what the reviewers were looking for and how to make your application stand out?

The Conquer Cancer Foudnation will offer a grant writing workshop at the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting to answer these questions and more. Whether you are a seasoned grant writer or a first time grant applicant, this ASCO Extended Education Session will have something for everyone.  

Following the faculty presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to listen to a mock study session and participate in roundtable discussions with faculty.

What? 2014 Grant Writing Workshop Program 
When? Friday, May 30, 2014 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm CT
Where? Chicago, IL; McCormick Place Room S103
Who can attend?  Pre-registration is not required and anyone attending the ASCO Annual Meeting is welcome to attend. 

Possible session topics:

  • Conquer Cancer Foundation Grants Program
  • NCI Training and Career Development Grants
  • Choosing a Mentor and Obtaining Letters of Support
  • What to do when your first grant application gets rejected (New for 2014!)
  • Working with a Biostatistician
  • Grant Writing Pearls

View presentations from the Grant Writing Workshop at the 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting:

Choosing a Mentor and Obtaining Letters of Support
Susan Blaney, MD

Conquer Cancer Foundation Grants Program
Jennifer King, PhD

Developing a Hypothesis and Stating Aims
Charles Rudin, MD

Grant Writing Pearls
Mary Disis, MD

NCI Training and Career Development Grants
Ming Lei, PhD

Working with a Biostatistician
Donna Neuberg, ScD

Additional Resources:

“How To Get Funded” by Jae H. Park, MD (2011 YIA)

“Grant Writing:  10 Tips from a Successful Researcher” by Ezra Cohen (2003 YIA, 2005 CDA)

“Submitting a Great Mentor Letter for Your Grant and Award Applications” by Dawn L. Hershman, MD (2002 CDA, 2007 ACRA in Breast Cancer)