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The Center for AIDS Research Behavioral and Community Science Core (BCSC) and the Developmental Core hold Specific Aims Workshops for developing and honing the specific aims page of investigator's upcoming grant applications. These half-day workshops are held twice a year around March and October. 

Targeting specific aims for R21 and R01 applications
(Other grant mechanisms are welcome for review.)

The next workshops will be held in March and October 2018
Edge of Chaos from 9 am - 2 pm
Typical Agenda:
8:45 – 9:00 Get breakfast/coffee
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome
9:15 – 9:45 Brief talk on tips for writing specific aims (See slides from last meeting to right)
9:45 – 11:15 Presentations by participants of their grant concept and initial specific aims (12 mins each + 8 mins for questions and feedback)
11:15 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:30 One-on-One Consultations with facilitators
12:30 – 1:30 Networking Lunch
1:30 – 2:00 Brief feedback from participants and resource sharing/wrap-up

Specific Aims Workshop Slides from October 2017
Interested. apply now buttonWorkshop Satisfaction Survey (October 2017 Workshop)

Participant Resources:
Slide Template for Presentation
Specific AIMS Examples

Facilitator Resources:
Evaluation Form for One-on-One Consultations

Program Manager
Samantha Whitfield, MPH
(205) 934-6425
University of Alabama at Birmingham
UAB School of Public Health
Department of Health Care Organization and Policy
1665 University Boulevard, RPHB 310B
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022