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Achievements in Grant Writing: Hardeep Obhi Awarded Prestigious NIH Grant

Hardeep Obhi is a doctoral student majoring in Gerontology and an Interdisciplinary Writing Consultant for the Center for Communication Excellence. She was recently awarded a prestigious F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Aging in the National Institutes of Health. In her proposal, titled Biopsychosocial Reserves and Dementia: Identifying Life-span Protective Factors, she plans to utilize longitudinal data and interdisciplinary techniques to assess life-span protective factors against cognitive decline and dementia. Hardeep will augment training available to her at Iowa State University with support from this grant by partaking in rotations with mentors across the U.S., learning about the epidemiology of dementia, understanding biological underpinnings of cognitive dysfunction, and refining her analytical prowess. Results of her project will contribute to the understanding of life-span biopsychosocial reserves to promote cognitive health in later life as well as having implications for developing interventions and preventions for cognitive decline. The CCE extends a big congratulations to Hardeep in this incredible achievement. 


Resources of the Month


CCE Grant Writing Seminars (Register Online)

Tuesday, November 7, 3:10-4:15pm: Introduction to Grant Writing: The Basics

Wednesday, November 8, 2:10-3:15pm: Preparing Grant Proposals for NSF

Tuesday, November 14, 3:10-4:15pm: Preparing Grant Proposals for NIH

Wednesday, November 15, 2:10-3:15pm: Preparing Grant Proposals for USDA/NIFA

Thursday, November 16, 2:10-3:15pm: Finding Funding

Tuesday, November 28, 3:10-4:30pm: Expert Panel on Grant Writing

From Research to Manuscript: A guide to scientific writing 

This resource (available online through the ISU library) highlights a range of important considerations in research writing. Topics range from specific details of style to manuscript publication and practices of peer-review. The author provides an overview of the research-science report process for both first-time science research authors and seasoned professionals. Access the resource today!

Don't forget to check out other on-site and online resources supporting academic communication in the Center for Communication Excellence's resource database


Reiman Gardens is seeking graduate students, faculty, and other professionals in science-related fields to participate in their 2018 Science Communication Fellowship to help scientists share their research with the public. Scientists, engineers, graduate students, faculty, researchers, and any other science-based professionals interested in developing science communication skills are invited to apply. This is a great professional development opportunity! Complete an application by November 30th, if you're interested.

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