NIH F & K Grant Writing Workshop

Will not be taught during 2023-2024 academic year.

Spring 2023 (3 units)

This course is designed to provide doctoral students and fellows with training on the preparation of a NIH Fellowship or Career Development Award application in a structured environment. The course will cover funding mechanisms, NIH submission and review procedures, charting out a timeline for writing and assembling all grant components, and writing each component of the grant application.


Lecture and discussion.
Each class will include reading and homework. Wednesdays, 10:10 am - 12:00pm, April 5 - June 7. 

All course materials and handouts will be posted on the course's online syllabus.


Assignments during the course will include writing and revising sections of a training grant (e.g., Specific Aims, Significance, Candidate Statement, Training Plan). Assignments will also include readings, conducting peer reviews of classmates’ writing, and communicating with sponsors and program officials. Student grades will be based on: Completion and quality of assignments (80%) and class participation (20%)

Only UCSF students (defined as individuals enrolled in UCSF degree or certificate programs) will receive academic credit for courses. Official transcripts are available to UCSF students only. A Certificate of Course Completion will be available upon request to individuals who are not UCSF students and satisfactorily pass all course requirements.

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To Enroll

ATCR and MAS students use the Student Portal

Students taking individual courses:

Course Fees
How to pay (please read before applying)
Only one application needs to be completed for all courses desired during the quarter.

Spring Course Schedule

Apply by March 31, 2023