Attendees will learn strategies for putting together a successful individual training grant application. They will hear from NIH staff about important aspects to consider when writing their research aims, training goals, training plan, candidate statement, and mentorship plan. They will also hear from two successful NIH funded researchers who have mentored numerous mentees in writing individual training awards.
Susannah Allison, Ph.D.
National Institute of Mental Health
Dr. Susannah Allison is the Training Director within the Center for Global Mental Health Research and the Division of AIDS Research at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). She also oversees a portfolio of grants that focuses on how best to prevent HIV infection among children, adolescents, and young adults as well as how to improve the health outcomes of youth who are living with HIV. Dr. Allison serves as the co-chair of the Sexual and Gender Minority Research Coordinating Committee at the National Institutes of Health. Prior to working at NIMH, Dr. Allison worked with children and families living with or affected by HIV in Baltimore, Miami, and Washington, D.C. She completed her doctorate at the George Washington University where she received her Ph.D. in Clinical Child Psychology with an emphasis in child health psychology.