Writing a Strong Research Plan


Wednesday, September 14, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT
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Sound Health Network

Writing a Strong Research Plan” will be the second session in the “Music and Health Grant Writing Series”, sponsored by the Sound Health Network in collaboration with the NEA and NIH. This session will go into more depth about the research plan section of a grant application.  We again invite the music and health research community to join us to a) become familiar with components of a Research Plan for a NIH music and health grant, b) understand the basic structure of a Specific Aims page, c) learn about the importance of significance, innovation, and conceptual models, and d) acquire in-depth knowledge about the Research Design, Methods, and Data Analysis Plan sections. There will be a 90-minute presentation from Sound Health Network leaders and NIH and NEA staff, followed by a 30-minute Q&A panel. You will hear from the following presenters and discussants:

  • Julene Johnson, PhD  (SHN co-director, UCSF Professor)
  • Sheri Robb, PhD, MT-BC  (SHN co-investigator, Indiana University Professor)
  • Tor Neilands, PhD (UCSF Professor)
  • Sunil Iyengar, NEA  (Director, Office of Research & Analysis)
  • Tom Cheever, PhD   (NINDS – Program Officer)
  • Abhi Subedi, PhD  (NINDS – Scientific Review Officer)
  • Luci Roberts, PhD  (NIA – Program Officer)
  • David Leitman, PhD  (NIMH – Program Officer)
  • Laura Thomas, PhD  (NIMH – Program Officer)

Closed captioning will be provided during the event.

UCSF is committed to making its facilities, activities and events accessible. To request accommodations for this event, please contact soundhealth@ucsf.edu at least one week before the event.

The Sound Health Network is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco, in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Renée Fleming.