Developing Your NIH Specific Aims

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bizzell Library, Helmerich Community Room (BL LL 118)

If you are considering submitting a proposal to NIH,this is a great way to start!

 The Specific Aims is a one-page statement of your objectives and is arguably the most important section of the application.  In fact, it provides many NIH proposal reviewers with their first impression of the project. The purpose of the specific aims is to describe concisely and realistically the goals of the proposed research and summarize the expected outcome(s), including the impact of the proposed research will exert on the research fields involved.


The Center for Research Program Development and Enrichment will be hosting two (duplicative) workshops to discuss this important NIH proposal component and will provide basic information, tips for preparing a strong statement and some outstanding examples. 


WHEN/WHERE:      Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 10:30am – 12:00pm

                                     Bizzell Library (LL, 118)

                                     Seating is limited, so please register HERE


For faculty unable to attend either session, we will be live streaming the events.  If you are interested in viewing via Facebook Workplace, please register using the “Live Stream Viewing” ticket type.  Those that select that ticket type will be sent instructions via email.  You must use your OU email address to register, and at this time, the live stream option is not available to students. 

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Quyen Wickham at


Slides from this seminar can be viewed HERE.