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Free institutional access to Bouvier Grant Group training resources

In 2023-2024, UC San Diego is piloting a 1-year institutional membership to access FREE virtual, self-directed courses on NIH grantsmanship and writing from the Bouvier Grant Group. Registered UC San Diego researchers will also gain access to additional resources and materials, including: Ask the Grantwriting Expert Live Q&A biweekly virtual office hours; Livestream Master the R Series Bootcamps; monthly newsletters with tips and NIH-related updates; proposal checklists; and an interactive 10-week workplan. Activities in the online course library have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

About the Bouvier Grant Group training resources 

What courses are offered?


  • Master the R Series 
  • Master the P & U Series 
  • Master the T32 
  • Master the K Series 
  • Master Resubmissions 


  • The 4 Rigor Scoring Criteria 
  • The Human Subjects Form 
  • Grow A Healthy Funding Portfolio (For Grantees) 
  • Checklist to Avoid Top Mistakes 
  • Navigate the Review Process 
  • Optimize Your Funding Mechanism 


  • Best Practices to Increase Funding (For Administrators)


  • Deadline-Push: 10-Week Workplan 

How do I access the training library ?

  • Visit our custom landing page to create an account. 
  • Register using the form of your campus email. Do not use a gmail or other personal address.
  • To access specific courses, such as Master the R Series, navigate to the bottom of the page and scroll through the course tiles. 
  • Of note: 
    • By registering for the library, you will receive an automatic email with a zoom link for weekly live Q&A sessions.
    • The training library is best viewed on a computer rather than mobile device. 
    • VPN is not required; however, an internet connection is needed. Courses cannot be downloaded for offline viewing.

About Dr. Meg Bouvier

Margaret Bouvier received her PhD in 1995 in Biomedical Sciences from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. After an NINDS post-doctoral fellowship, she worked as a staff writer for long-standing NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins in the Office of Press, Policy, and Communications for the Human Genome Project and NHGRI. Since 2007, Meg has specialized in editing and advising on NIH submissions, and began offering virtual courses in 2015. She currently supports 2 of the top 3-ranked hospitals; 4 of the top 6 cancer hospitals; and 3 of the top 6-ranked medical schools for research in the country. Her experience at NIH as both a bench scientist and staff writer greatly informs her approach to NIH grantwriting. She has helped clients land over half a billion in federal funding. Bouvier Grant Group is a woman-owned small business.

Learn more about Dr. Bouvier.

NIH Grantwriting Resources Webinar with Dr. Meg Bouvier


Other resources

Additional resources for developing NIH applications include: 
  • Glossary of basic terms and biosketch templates provided by the Health Sciences Sponsored Project Pre-Award Office (HS SPPO)  
  • Grant Writing Course (GWC) for junior faculty developing K- and R-type grants, led by the Health Sciences Office of Faculty Affairs, in three disciplinary tracks: 1) Population and Behavioral Health, 2) Basic and Translational Research, and 3) Automation, Machine-Learning, Computation, and Implementation in Health 
  • Sample applications made available by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)