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The centerpiece of the TIGRR Workshop 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 complete at least the specific aims for 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 includes junior and mid-level faculty in all rehabilitation research disciplines, many of whom are on the cusp of success in NIH-funded or similar research but could benefit from expert mentorship in grant development including choosing best funding source and type of grant from that source. 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.

We 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.