Evaluation 2018: Speaking Truth to Power

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An Experiment Diversifying the Biomedical Workforce through Grant Writing Coaching Groups

Session Number: 2668
Track: Internal Evaluation
Session Type: Roundtable
Tags: Advocacy and policy change, Biomedical research training, federal grants, grant writing coaching, higher education, internal evaluation, mentoring
Session Facilitator: Kristin Eide [Research Manager - National Research Mentoring Network & University of Utah]
Time: Nov 03, 2018 (10:15 AM - 11:00 AM)
Room: CC - 23

Other Authors: Japara Johnson, PhD
Audience Level: Beginner

Session Abstract (150 words): 

The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) is a five-year project funded by the NIH and apart of the Diversity Program Consortium (DPC).  The overarching goal is to diversify the biomedical research workforce. The program was created to address the gap in NIH funding between white researchers and researchers from underrepresented minorities (URM) in the health sciences.

We are currently conducting an internal evaluation to examine intermediate outcomes related to grant submission and psychosocial outcomes. Our presentation explores how our internal evaluation underscores the complexity of closing the grant gap. We found that interventions designed to address individual skills and capacities related to developing fundable grant proposals only produce marginal changes and that resolving the grant disparity requires both an individual and institutional approach.  Lastly, we will discuss how the internal evaluation leverage data to shape future interventions and policy.



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