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Specific Aims: Steps to Success

Specific Aims: Steps to Success

April 18, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Online Event
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Aric Lane

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The Specific Aims page is a concise master plan for your research grant, and is one of the most important components of a grant proposal. In this session, participants will learn how to write each of the four critical sections of a Specific Aims page.

Event Materials

3 MBPRESENTATION – Specific Aims Steps to Success198 KBHANDOUT – Specific Aims Exercises

Learning Objectives

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the critical sections of a specific aims page
  2. List the important components of each specific aims section
  3. Name the most common reviewer critiques of specific aims pages


Attendees are encouraged to bring their own Specific Aims page from a grant proposal they have written, if available. If not, sample Specific Aims pages will be provided. There will be an opportunity to either self-assess these Specific Aims pages or pair up with another attendee to assess each others’ Specific Aims pages for the critical components, and identify areas for improvement.

Schedule of Activities

  • 12:00-12:10pm – Welcome, Overview, Introductions
  • 12:10-1:25pm – Presentation, Interactivity, Q&A
  • 1:25-1:30pm – Thank You and Feedback Survey

About the Speaker

Dr. Laura-Mae BaldwinLaura-Mae Baldwin, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Washington (UW) and a seasoned researcher with a focus on implementation of evidence-based interventions into diverse primary care clinical settings. As either Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on grants funded by federal agencies, foundations, and non-profit organizations, she has developed and applied her quantitative and qualitative research skills in diverse projects involving partnerships with community-based clinicians and clinical organizations. She currently serves as Senior Advisor for the Community Engagement Program within the Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS).