Research Development Workshop

2017 SYNERGY Research Development Workshop

Application due date: March 22
See: Research Development Workshop Application and
Research Development Workshop Flyer

Are you planning on applying for a pilot grant?
Do you need help framing your research question and defining your plans?

The goal of the Research Development Workshop is to coach investigators new to research in the development of their Specific Aims and a research project plan for a grant funding application. Investigators will also be prepared to apply for other SYNERGY educational and career development opportunities.

WHAT: A four-session tutorial on developing your clinical translational research project aims and plans.

WHEN: Four Wednesday evenings in May, 4:00 - 6:00 pm (Dates: May 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2017)

WHERE: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center conference rooms


  • Present your own research project aims and plans. Topics may fall anywhere in the translational spectrum: from pre-clinical model organisms to population health outcomes.
  • A small group of peers and tutors provide feedback and suggestions.
  • Iteratively revise the Specific Aims and plans of your project between sessions.

  • Applicants to this program must be faculty and employees of Dartmouth or Dartmouth-Hitchcock or VA (MD, DO, PhD, or DNP).
  • Applicants must be actively planning to submit a research project plan for grant funding.

Prior to the Research Development Workshop, participants will be expected to watch a series of online lectures on topics including:
  • Developing research questions, aims and hypotheses
  • Experimental and observational study designs
  • Calculating sample size and power
  • Bias and confounding

COST: There is no cost to learners. This program is supported by Dartmouth SYNERGY Clinical and Translational Science Institute under award number UL1TR001086 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

  • Due March 22, 2017. Please use the Research Development Workshop application form.
  • You will provide a brief outline of the research question for the research proposal that will serve as the foundation of your work in this program.

Phone: 603-650-1877