Grant Writing Workshop

A Pre-Conference Program; additional registration is required.

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021*
6:30–8:30 p.m. EST

*Dates and times subject to change. 


Target Audience

The target audience for this educational program includes graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior to mid-level faculty, which encompasses instructors and assistant professors who wish to solidify their understanding of grant writing.


Program Organizers

  • David Aggen, MD, PhD – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Rongze "Olivia" Lu, PhD –  University of Texas at Austin
  • Jessica Thaxton, PhD, MSCR – Medical University of South Carolina
  • Ravi Patel, MD, PhD University of Pittsburgh

Program Faculty

  • Thomas F. Gajewski, MD, PhD – University of Chicago
  • Elizabeth Hill, PhD – Medical University of South Carolina
  • Pawel Kalinski, MD, PhD – Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Lillian Kuo, PhD – National Cancer Institute


Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate funding opportunities
  • Identify critical strengths and fatal flaws of a grant proposal
  • Optimize the process of grant re-submission

    Program Schedule*
    *Program schedule subject to change

    Session 1
    6:307:30 p.m. EST

    6:30 p.m.                           
    Overview of Grant Opportunities
                                                                Pawel Kalinski, MD, PhD – Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center


    6:50 p.m.                           Q&A
                                                Elizabeth Hill, PhD – Medical University of South Carolina
                                                Thomas F. Gajewski, MD, PhD – University of Chicago
                                                Pawel Kalinski, MD, PhD – Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
                                                Lillian Kuo, PhD - National Cancer Institute


    7:00 p.m.                          Principles of Grant Writing
                                               Thomas F. Gajewski, MD, PhD – University of Chicago


    7:20 p.m.                          Q&A                             
                                                      Elizabeth Hill, PhD – Medical University of South Carolina

                                               Thomas F. Gajewski, MD, PhD – University of Chicago
                                               Pawel Kalinski, MD, PhD – Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
                                               Lillian Kuo, PhD – National Cancer Institute

    Session 2
    7:308:30 p.m. EST

    7:30 p.m.                         NCI Officer Tips and Tricks
                                              Lillian Kuo, PhD - National Cancer Institute


    7:45 p.m.                        Mock Study Section

                                             Elizabeth Hill, PhD – Medical University of South Carolina
                                             Thomas F. Gajewski, MD, PhD – University of Chicago
                                             Pawel Kalinski, MD, PhD – Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
                                             Lillian Kuo, PhD - National Cancer Institute

    8:15 p.m.                        Q&A                    
                                             Elizabeth Hill, PhD – Medical University of South Carolina

                                             Thomas F. Gajewski, MD, PhD – University of Chicago
                                             Pawel Kalinski, MD, PhD – Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
                                             Lillian Kuo, PhD - National Cancer Institute



    This program is organized by members of SITC’s Early Career Scientist Committee.

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