Specific Aims Lightning Round

The Hopkins CFAR organizes a working lunch session for junior investigators to present and receive feedback on a developing research idea. The structure of the Specific Aims Lighting Round is based on a succesful programs in the Johns Hopkins Division of Neurology and the UCSF CFAR. Evaluations of the session showed that both participants and presenters found the session to be very valuable.

The Specific Aims Lightning Round Session will consist of a round table discussion where a young investigator will present his or her specific aims to a group of 6-8 peers as well as 1-2 senior investigators. The presenter should be prepared to provide a brief background of the grant concept and then should allow the group ~5 minutes to review the specific aims. The group will then discuss the proposal’s strengths and offer feedback for the remainder of the session.

We plan to hold sessions at least three times a year to support the AIDS deadlines.

Are you interested in presenting or participating in the session? Email cfar@jhmi.edu.

Recommended Guidance

NIH Specific Aims Guidance

Writing a Research Proposal - Medical Research Council