VALIDATE Workshop - NIH101: A Guide to Applying for National Institutes of Health Funding


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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the United States’ primary medical research agency supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health. The NIH is the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world, currently investing nearly $45 billion in fiscal year 2022 to enhance life, and reduce illness and disability.

In this workshop, Dr Katrin Eichelberg provided advice on finding NIH funding opportunities and shared some tips on putting together an NIH grant application.


About the Speaker

Katrin Eichelberg

Dr. Katrin Eichelberg is a Program Officer in the TB and other Mycobacterial Diseases Section in the Respiratory Diseases Branch, Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). She oversees a portfolio of grants and contracts focusing on tuberculosis immunology and vaccines. Her portfolio includes projects in basic immunology, translational, clinical and product development-related research as well as clinical trials in TB vaccines.

Katrin started her scientific training at the University Konstanz, Germany where she received a Master’s degree in Biology. She received her PhD degree in Molecular Microbiology from the State University of New York Stony Brook studying microbial pathogenesis continued her postdoctoral training as a Research Fellow at the NIAID in the Laboratory of Immunology with Dr. Ron Germain. She joined the NIAID Division of Extramural Activities in 2005 as a Scientific Review Officer (SRO). From 2009 to 2015, Dr. Eichelberg was the NIAID Training Officer where she managed and coordinated NIAID’s extramural research training portfolio.