Grant Writing

For general inquiries about Grant Writing, please contact:

The Wright Center helps VCU faculty successfully fund their clinical and translational research projects from across the translational science spectrum. The center’s faculty and staff have years of expertise in grant writing, editing and consultation.

Grant Seminars

The Wright Center hosts a regular series of seminars where faculty experts discuss and take questions about National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense and other federal grant processes. Topics range from “responding to research grant critiques” to “incorporating rigor and reproducibility into your NIH grant application.”

To learn about upcoming grant writing series, consult the Wright Center’s calendar and subscribe to the Wright Center’s newsletter.

Mock Study Sections

Mock study sections are hosted regularly and intended to closely mimic an actual NIH study section. Experienced reviewers evaluate and score grant materials, then gather for a panel session with the applicant and observers to discuss the proposal and revisit their scores. They review the grant for its writing style, but also the science within the grant, the impact of the research and the career proposal.

To learn about upcoming mock study sections, subscribe to the Wright Center’s newsletter.


When appropriate, the Wright Center provides one-on-one consultations, editing assistance and rewrites of research plans. Contact the faculty member listed in the inquiry box to ask about options.


The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation also offers an annual Grant Writing Academy, as well as other grant writing services.