Jean Marie Ruddy, M.D. Accepted to NIH Proposal Academy

Lauren Hooker
September 22, 2021
Jean Marie Ruddy, M.D. was accepted into the NIH Proposal Academy

Jean Marie Ruddy, M.D. was accepted into the NIH Proposal Academy for the 2021-22 academic year.  The NIH Proposal Academy is run by the Delaware Center for Translation Research, Accelerating Clinical and Translational Research Program (CTR ACCEL).

The program, which is designed for new or early-career investigators, is a year-long program that includes an individually-assigned science mentor for every participant, and provides general coaching, proposal preparation/grantsmanship skills, and grant editing and graphics assistance. The process takes participants from developing solid, specific aims to full proposal preparation. Participants receive feedback throughout the process from a variety of mentors and coaches who themselves are highly active NIH researchers. Prior to actual submission to NIH, each proposal is internally reviewed and scored mimicking the NIH review process. At the end of the program, Dr. Ruddy plans to submit her R01 grant in June, 2022.

The NIH Proposal Academy is jointly supported by funding from the University of Delaware Research Office, and DE-INBRE and DE-CTR ACCEL project grants. Funding for the DE-CTR is provided by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the NIH with additional generous support from the State of Delaware, the University of Delaware, the Christiana Care Health System, Nemours, Delaware State University, and the Medical University of South Carolina.