Grant Writing Course

Instructor:  Janet Rasey, PhD

We are currently accepting applications for the Spring-Summer 2016 class of our Grant Writing Course This has proven to be a great way for faculty to get a competitive application written, and over the history of the Radiology course, roughly 50% of the applications started during the course have been successful in funding. The 13 sessions are every Thursday 7-9 AM, starting March 10, 2016 through June 2, 2016. The course is directed by Dr. Janet Rasey, the past organizer and instructor of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Grant Writing Course. Our 2016 Fall-winter session concluded with several grant applications being submitted by the participants and there were faculty from multiple departments, including Radiology, Bioengineering, Neurology, Cardiology, Chemical Engineering Pharmacology, Psychiatry and Behavior Science, UWAMIT, and Radiation Oncology. Documents regarding the Spring 2016 session of the Radiology Grant Writing Course are listed below.

1. Radiology Grant Writing Course Application
2. Radiology Grant Writing Course Outline
3. Radiology Grant Writing Course Spring 2016 Course Flyer

Students of the Grant Writing Course will learn the basics of crafting grant proposals.  the goal of the course is for each participant to complete a competitive grant proposal by the end of the course.  Many past participants have received awards for the National Institutes of Health, foundations and industry.  The course is formatted so that proposals are reviewed and critiqued as they are being written.  The grant writers in the course will have the benefit of having their proposals reviewed by peers, faculty mentors and Dr. Rasey.  Class size is limited to twelve students to allow in depth review and guidance from Dr. Rasey.  There is a course fee for applicants from outside the Radiology Department.  For more information please contact Laura Grant at


The course covers the fundamentals of grant proposal writing:

  • The Idea Behind the Proposal
  • Choice of Granting Agency
  • Specific Aims
  • Grant Research Plan
  • Significance and Innovation
  • Research Approach
  • Introduction To Budget Building
  • Strategies and Tools
  • Creating an Abstract
  • Putting It Together
  • Mock Study Section


Janet S. Rasey, PhD

Dr. Janet Rasey is Professor Emeritus of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, WA.  She holds degrees from the University of Michigan (BS in Zoology), Oregon State University (MS in Radiological Health) and the University of Oregon (PhD in Biology).  Her principle research interests include cancer imaging.  Her research programs have been supported by grants from the NIH, including a MERIT Award, and business concerns.  From 1989 to 2005 Dr. Rasey directed the Research Funding Service at UW, which aided investigators in finding sources of research funds and learning how to write grant applications.  she taught the Advanced Grant Writing class for the Radiological Society of North America from 2004 to 2011 and has taught grant writing to faculty and fellows in the UW Radiology Department since 2009.