Editorial Assistance

OORHS staff members are available to assist Health Sciences faculty members by providing editorial assistance for grant applications that will be submitted for external funding. This free service is available to all faculty members in the Schools of the Health Sciences. Faculty members for whom English is not their native language, new investigators, and junior investigators who have been unsuccessful in obtaining significant external funding may find this assistance to be especially valuable. Please note, however, that this service is available to, and used by, Health Sciences faculty members of all ranks. 

OORHS has assembled a variety of resources to assist the faculty in developing new grant applications. On the OORHS Grant Application Assistance webpage, investigators will find links to application writing and grantsmanship resources, as well as useful facts about the University. Among these resources is the Application Repository To Help University Researchers (ARTHUR). This repository makes available examples of successful grant applications (principally NIH R, T, K, and F awards) written by University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences investigators. These applications serve as examples to foster best practices in grant application development by University of Pittsburgh investigators.

Fellowship Applications

Fellowship preparation is available to help pre-doctoral (including dual degree) students and post-doctoral trainees in the preparation of training fellowship applications. The focus of this opportunity is NIH-supported F30s, F31s, and F32s, although assistance with other opportunities will be available if time permits. [Please note that the majority of these opportunities are supported by federal funds, and applicants must thus be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.]

Research Grant Applications

Expert reviews of NIH-type grant applications for Research (R), Training (T), Career Development (K), Program Project/ Center Grants (P), or Cooperative Agreement (U) mechanisms, others (NSF, DOD/CDMRP, PCORI, etc.) provide

  • Scientific review of specific aims and study design
  • Grantsmanship advice
  • Editorial review for language and clarity
  • Review for consistency with funding announcement focus and funding agency priorities

For information on multi-investigator grant applications and research programs visit here.

To request assistance with a grant application, contact Dr. Jeremy Somers at somersj@pitt.edu or (412)648-2367.