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NRMN GUMSHOE is a 6-month program offered up to two times per year. Each cycle focuses on one of the following diverse populations: American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, Latinos/Hispanics, African Americans/Blacks, and other disadvantaged populations as time and resources permit.


GUMSHOE includes the following components:

  • Preparatory work including completion of an online writing/medical writing class, exercises on how to write specific aims, drafting and revising a specific aims page, viewing videos on the review process for National Institutes of Health proposals, and other homework
  • A 3-day intensive grant writing workshop consisting of highly interactive didactic sessions, group discussions, and critiques of the participants’ work assignments
  •  A “flipped classroom” approach in which tasks and lectures are completed outside of the classroom prior to and after the in-person 3-day workshop.
  • A mock NIH-style review of participants’ proposals
  • Assignment to a senior GUMSHOE mentor
  • Meetings with professional coaches online and by phone for 6 months after the 3-day workshop
  • A review of each participant’s proposal by an NIH program officer prior to submission
  • A final review of each participant’s proposal by a GUMSHOE mentor prior to submission

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