Workshop Dates: January 8 to 12, 2024


This upcoming intensive grant-writing workshop (TIGRR) builds upon the successful model used by the Enhancing Rehabilitation Research in the South (ERRIS) workshops that resulted in many junior investigators receiving NIH and other NIH level research funding.

The centerpiece of the TIGRR Workshop 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 complete at least the specific aims for 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 includes junior and mid-level faculty in all rehabilitation research disciplines, many of whom are on the cusp of success in NIH-funded or similar research but could benefit from expert mentorship in grant development, including choosing best funding source and type of grant from that source. 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

We 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 2024: 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 2R25HD074546-07.
We would like to thank the following agencies for their continued support of the TIGRR Workshop.


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