NIH Funding Opportunities Workshop

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on January 17, 2023

                         The Research Solutions Institute (RSI) invites you to the  

                   National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunities Workshop 

 Seeking fundamental knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness  

                                                          January 17, 2023 

                                                          12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 

This workshop will provide a brief overview of the NIH institutes, funding mechanisms, and application process timelines. Following this introduction will be a panel discussion of successful NIH awardees; they will share tips on writing competitive proposals for different funding streams.  


Speaker Information: 

Dr. Emmanuel Agu 

Dr. Agu’s research interests are in the areas of computer graphics, mobile computing, and wireless networks. He is especially interested in research into how to use a smartphone as a platform to deliver better healthcare. He works in collaboration with researchers from UMass Medical School on many NIH-funded research projects. Dr. Agu will discuss his approach to engaging with the NIH and share his experience with getting funding for his research endeavors.  

Dr. Natalie Farny  

Dr. Farny’s research lies in the interface of cells and the environment. Her lab uses advanced cell biology techniques including high-throughput live cell microscopy to understand the role of physiologically relevant environmental exposures on the integrated stress response in human cells. Dr. Farny has strong funding for her work from diverse sources and will share her success with the NIH R03 funding mechanism 

Dr. Loris Fichera 

Dr. Fichera’s research interests are in the application of robotics and computer science to enhance medicine, and particularly surgery. He collaborates with clinicians to create technology that presents tangible clinical value. He will discuss his strategy for engaging with mutually beneficial collaborations and his success with the NIH R15 funding mechanism. 

Dr. Patricia Musacchio 

The Musacchio research group is interested in utilizing radical intermediates to find common ground between organic chemistry and chemical biology. Specifically, her team is interested in developing radical-mediated methodologies for complex molecule synthesis, identifying new bioconjugation strategies, and establishing radical-mediate biocatalysis systems. Dr. Musacchio has be successful in winning the coveted NIH MIRA (R35) award for her research and will share her experience. 

The zoom link for the workshop registration is:

 We look forward to seeing you at the workshop! 

 Antje Harnisch                                                              Sujatha Koduvayur 

Asst. Vice Provost for Research                                 Director of Research Development