Applications Open: July 1st – August 14th, 2023
Workshop Dates: January 8 to 12, 2024
The TIGRR program has resulted in many junior investigators receiving NIH and other NIH-level research funding.
The centerpiece of the TIGRR Program is the one-on-one mentorship that maximizes the chance of success. TIGRR participants are not “attendees” that pay a fee and just show up. They are mentees selected by our review committee from the many applications we receive each year, and this is what makes TIGRR so distinctive. The selected mentees will come prepared to work on a grant proposal for submission to the NIH, VA, NIDILRR, and other agencies funding rehabilitation research.
This 4-day workshop provides the expertise and support to be successful at the national level in obtaining research grant support. The target audience for this workshop is emerging principal investigators who focus on rehabilitation research. The applications that receive the highest scores are generally from junior faculty or researchers (including scientists, clinician-scientists, and engineers) who have a strong foundation for success through mentorship and resources at their home institution, and who are well prepared to serve a principal investigator role. Post-doctoral fellows who are transitioning to a faculty position and mid-level faculty making a change in research focus are also encouraged to apply.
We bring together a nationally recognized group of mentors and consultants as faculty, including representatives of federal funding agencies. The workshop provides guidance in grant writing, clinical trial design, biostatistics, collaboration, grantsmanship, budgeting, and career development through lectures and individual consultation. Following the annual workshop mentees have the opportunity to participate in post-workshop peer review panels offered in March, May, and July. Learn more about the peer review panels here.
The TIGRR mentors will pay particular attention to preparing mentees for the workshop and then following up with mentees and their home institution mentorship team after the workshop to maximize the chance of success and thus develop a cadre of well-trained rehabilitation researchers whose expertise will foster better rehabilitation research design.