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Seminar on Grant Writing for Success - Dr Honglian Shi (August 22, 2017)
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Seminar on Grant Writing for Success (August 22, 2017)
Dr Honglian Shi
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, School of Pharmacy, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA

The current era is characterized as one of “hypercompetition” for grant funds in biomedical research. Writing research proposals to secure grants is widely considered as the most critical and important part in a faculty member’s career. This grant proposal writing process, however, is challenging for many faculty members. This interactive seminar will provide insights and practical advice in writing a successful proposal in biomedical research. The following topics will be discussed, idea development, developing a practical writing schedule, addressing essential components in research plan (significance, innovation, and approaches), and how to address reviewers’ critiques. Successful cases including resubmission will be used to facilitate the discussion. The seminar’s goal is to assist junior faculty members and postdoctoral scientists to better understand the art of grantsmanship in writing a scientific grant proposal and be successful in their career.

About the Speaker
Dr Honglian Shi works as an Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at School of Pharmacy, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. He serves as Director of the Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Program. His research focuses on the mechanisms of redox regulation in ischemic stroke and chronic arsenic exposure. His team has established how the transcription factor HIF-1 is regulated in ischemic brains and discovered new pathways to prevent its degradation. In addition, he is interested in discovering new drugs from natural products and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed original research articles, review articles, and book chapters in his research fields. As principal investigator and co-investigator, Dr. Shi has been awarded grants in the fields of ischemic stroke, diabetes, and arsenic toxicity by NIH NINDS, NIDDK, NCRR, NIEHS, American Heart Association, and National Science Foundation of China (NSFC). He has been reviewing grant applications for many agencies including NSF, NSFC, Swiss NSF, Italian Ministry of Health, GIF, the National Science Center of Poland, etc.

Date/Time22/08/2017 16:00-18:00
VenueG/F, Room G-05, the HKJC Building for Interdisciplinary Research, 5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam (HKJC3)

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 04/08/2017 15:00(HKT) to 22/08/2017 12:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis.

* Registration is now closed.

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