group discussion

Date: January 20 & 27, 2022 

Time: 10:00 – 11:30am

Instructors: Amy Gantt, MA; Susan Lewis, PhD; Cheryl London, DVM, PhD, DACVIM; Anna Ponzi Dalby, ABD

Learning Level: Fundamental

Primary Audience: Investigators

Prerequisite: None

Skills Domain: Communication and Teamwork

What is a collaboration plan, and how can you use it to write a successful grant proposal and build a sustainable research team?

Evidence of a well-founded approach to scientific collaboration and research project management is increasingly a funder requirement and a focus of reviewer attention.

This two-part workshop, jointly offered by Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Tufts University’s Office of the Vice Provost for Research, is designed to help researchers developing multi-investigator and cross-disciplinary collaborations structure their funding proposals and set plans for a successful project start. Participants will be introduced to the comprehensive Collaborative Planning Approach developed at NIH on the basis of research on the key factors that influence the success of a science team. Although geared to NIH applications, the workshop will draw on diverse case studies and prepare participants to apply the techniques and tools presented to craft multi-investigator proposals and build cohesive research teams in any scientific domain.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the elements of a collaboration plan and their intersections with writing a competitive team science proposal
  • Explain how the elements of a collaboration plan apply to building a successful and sustainable team
  • Differentiate between plans for ‘taskwork’ and ‘teamwork’
  • Identify strategies for integrating and co-producing knowledge.

Who should attend:

Investigators at all levels, currently working on or hoping to develop multi-investigator research projects, as well as research staff and others responsible for supporting collaborative projects.

Time commitment and expectation for attendees

Participants are expected to attend both 90-minute sessions and actively engage in breakout discussions and practice exercises.


Click Enroll to register. Registration for this workshop closes January 6, 2022.



 This Course is Free