Training in Grantsmanship for Rehabilitation Research (TIGRR)

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2025 application now open! July 1st - August 14th, 2024 (please see Application Details page)

Workshop Dates: January 6 to 10, 2025


The TIGRR program has resulted in many junior investigators receiving NIH and other NIH-level research funding.

The centerpiece of the TIGRR Program is the one-on-one mentorship that maximizes the chance of success. TIGRR participants are not “attendees" that pay a fee and just show up. They are mentees selected by our review committee from the many applications we receive each year, and this is what makes TIGRR so distinctive. The selected mentees will come prepared to work on a grant proposal for submission to the NIH, VA, NIDILRR, and other agencies funding rehabilitation research.

This 4-day workshop provides the expertise and support to be successful at the national level in obtaining research grant support. The target audience for this workshop is emerging principal investigators who focus on rehabilitation research.  The applications that receive the highest scores are generally from junior faculty or researchers (including scientists, clinician-scientists, and engineers) who have a strong foundation for success through mentorship and resources at their home institution, and who are well prepared to serve a principal investigator role. Post-doctoral fellows who are transitioning to a faculty position and mid-level faculty making a change in research focus are also encouraged to apply.

We bring together a nationally recognized group of mentors and consultants as faculty, including representatives of federal funding agencies. The workshop provides guidance in grant writing, clinical trial design, biostatistics, collaboration, grantsmanship, budgeting, and career development through lectures and individual consultation. Following the annual workshop mentees have the opportunity to participate in post-workshop peer review panels offered in March, May, and July. Learn more about the peer review panels here

The TIGRR mentors will pay particular attention to preparing mentees for the workshop and then following up with mentees and their home institution mentorship team after the workshop to maximize the chance of success and thus develop a cadre of well-trained rehabilitation researchers whose expertise will foster better rehabilitation research design.

Accommodations for 2025: The Wild Dunes Resort

The Wild Dunes Resort

Charleston (Isle of Palms), South Carolina

The resort, situated on a picturesque island setting, is flanked by the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, filled with award-winning amenities including 36 holes of Fazio golf, top-ranked tennis facility, and recreation, wellness, and spa services. Tucked into the heart of Wild Dunes Resort and just 150 yards from the beach is The Boardwalk Inn, offering a relaxed, private feel. The Boardwalk Inn is just steps away from the resort’s recreation centers and the 16,000 square feet of exceptional conference space. Also near the conference facilities is the Village at Wild Dunes, which has dining and accommodations.

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The TIGRR Workshop is funded by NIH/NICHD grant number R25HD074546.
We would like to thank the following agencies for their continued support of the TIGRR Workshop.

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