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Grant Resources

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The courses listed below are offered by the Professional Development and Career Office (PDCO) and services offered through the Welch Medical Library.


This workshop is designed to assist faculty with applying for NIH or other peer-reviewed grants. The workshop consists of two parts: a one-day classroom session on followed by small discussion sessions. The classroom session focuses on how to understand the NIH grant system, with a focus on using that knowledge to your advantage.  This session covers types of grants; criteria for a "fundable" research problem; the NIH system of peer review; and sources of funding for new and early-stage investigators. It also addresses non-government funding sources. Participants learn how to develop a budget using the electronic submission process. The second part of the workshop consists of small discussion sessions, during which participants carry out "mock reviews" of two critical components of a grant: the abstract and specific aims. Five days prior to their discussion session, participants submit a draft of their abstract and specific aims page. In addition to receiving a "mock review" of their Abstract and Specific Aims, participants receive feedback from the course director, Dr. Donna Vogel.

8/18/2020 Session Recording 

PubMed: Search Like a Pro

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's database that provides access to over 17 million biomedical citations and offers links to many online publications and related articles. Learn how to customize your searching experience using Display Settings and MyNCBI. Learn about using Citation Matcher to locate incomplete citations and how the Search Details, Advanced Search, Search History and Send to features can assist you in creating searches and managing results. Learn to build expert search strategies with the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Database, save search strategies and set up alerts via MyNCBI, and how to access Welch electronic journal holdings or request articles through FIND IT @ JH.


Welch Medical Library

Refworks is a free (to the Hopkins community) Web-based program you can use to organize your research. Learn how to enter citations as you work, import references retrieved from Pubmed into your Refworks library and create bibliographies in a variety of formats using the Refworks add-on WriteNcite.

The Welch Library’s Informationists are assigned to academic departments, divisions and users groups across the East Baltimore campus to assist you with all your information needs. They have created a list of guides on a variety of topics that provide useful resources, and teach classes on searching, citation management, navigating the scholarly landscape, and so much more! In case you can’t attend a class, the Welch Library’s YouTube channel has just-in-time learning tutorials and recordings of our instructional sessions. Finally, visit the Welch Library web site to find expertise and information resources for your research, clinical practice and education needs!

Hopkins Internal Funding Opportunities

Follow this link to find internal funding opportunities that have been submitted from centers and institutes across Johns Hopkins University.

NIH Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program

The goals of the ECR Program are to:

  • Train and educate qualified scientists without prior CSR review experience so that they may develop into critical and well trained reviewers
  • Help emerging researchers advance their careers by exposing them to a peer review experience that may make them more competitive as applicants
  • Enrich the existing pool of NIH reviewers by including scientists from less research-intensive institutions as well as those from traditionally research-intensive institutions

Read more about the program, benefits, qualifications, application, and much more on the ECR program website!

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