APS Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology

Mentoring Symposium on Evaluation & Critiques: Giving and Receiving Critiques on Grant Proposals

Symposium — Tuesday, April 27, 2021 — 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM — Virtual Session, Room APS-2
Career Opportunities in Physiology Committee — Chair: Stefany Primeaux — Co-Chair: Sarah Ray

Part two of a three-part symposia focusing on how to give and receive evaluations and critiques related to teaching, grant writing and overall performance. Goals are to provide information on how to receive, understand, and accept positive and negative evaluations and to feel comfortable giving constructive positive and negative evaluations. This symposium will cover the topic “Giving and Receiving Critiques on Grant Proposals” and will include one senior faculty member, one junior faculty/postdoctoral member and one session chairs (from COPC). Speakers have experiences related to serving on study sections (e.g. NIH, AHA, ADA, NSF), have served as principle investigators of “larger” grants (e.g. R01, center grant, training grants), currently have or have had a training grant (e.g. F, K). Speakers will share their own critiques, discuss how they developed a mentoring group to evaluate their proposals, how they responded to critiques by reviewers, strategies for preparing a grant proposal critique and how these strategies differ based on the funding mechanism. Following the 2 presentations, there will be a 30 minute panel Q&A session with speakers and COPC representative chairing the session.


  • Introduction
    Stefany Primeaux — Physiology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    10:00 AM - 10:05 AM

  • Providing and Responding to NIH Grant Peer Review
    Doug Seals — Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado-Boulder
    10:05 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Receiving and Responding to Grant Reviews
    Flavia Souza-Smith — Physiology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Discussion
    Stefany Primeaux — Physiology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    11:00 AM - 11:25 AM

  • Conclusion
    Sarah Ray — Physiology, Medical College of Georgia
    11:25 AM - 11:30 AM

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