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?

Successful grant writing is a set of skills that can be learned and improved upon with proper guidance and practice. The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO provides grant writing resources for new and established applicants alike.

The resources available are based on content from the ASCO Annual Meeting education program sessions and are designed to help applicants learn more about available funding opportunities and gain a competitive edge in the grant application process.

The Conquer Cancer Foundation is offering a Grant Writing Workshop at the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting on May 29, 2015 from 1pm-5pm at S-103 of the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago.  Attendees will learn from a series of talks about essentials of grant writing and about funding opportunities from the Conquer Cancer Foundation and the National Cancer Institute. Attendees will also have the chance to view a mock study session and ask faculty participants questions during round table discussions.  This workshop is free of charge and anyone is welcome to attend.  Advance registration is not required.

Grant Writing Workshop at the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting:

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

Conquer Cancer Foundation Grants Program
Dean Frohlich, PhD

What to Do When Your First Grant Application Gets Rejected
Heather McArthur, MD, MPH

Grant Writing Pearls
Mary Disis, MD

NCI Training and Career Development Grants
Ming Lei, PhD

Working with a Biostatistician
Karla Ballman, PhD

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)

“Five Mistakes to Avoid in Your YIA Grant Application” by Thomas Flaig, MD and Wells Messersmith, MD, FACP (2004 YIA)