UW Radiology

Radiology Grant Writing Course

Final Course Taught by Dr. Janet Rasey

The Radiology Grant Writing Course 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 course is made up of 13 sessions are on Thursday from  7:00-9:00 AM. 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 Spring 2016 session concluded with several grant applications being submitted. Past participants of the course have been faculty or Post0docs from multiple departments, including Radiology, Bioengineering, Neurology, Cardiology, Chemical Engineering Pharmacology, Psychiatry and Behavior Science, UWAMIT, and Radiation Oncology.

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 grantl2@uw.edu.

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.