CMDI Writing Support

Email Dr. Carina Baskett 

Individual support 

Carina Baskett is CMDI’s very own resident Grant Writer. Her primary role is to train and assist students and postdocs in writing grants and fellowships. But she also supports other forms of professional communication such as: 

—paper writing 

—conference presentations and posters 


—job applications 

If you’re not sure whether your project falls in her wheelhouse, just ask! 

Group support 

Join the CMDI Teams writing channels and/or attend the CMDI Writing Buddies Groups (hybrid mode) for writing resources and connection with others. We meet for 60-90 minutes to briefly discuss what we’re working on, and then quietly get to work. It’s great for setting aside focused writing time and getting accountability. We meet Tuesdays at 9:30 in the CMDI conference room (remote option on Teams). 

Email or DM Carina on Teams to get added to the relevant groups and channels. 

Upcoming Workshops in 2022 

Carina is planning a Feb-Mar workshop on the NIH F31 graduate fellowship for the April 8 deadline. Get in touch if you would like to join. 

Steve Diggle and Carina will present a paper-writing workshop 2-4pm on Feb 18 (using the CMDI Seminar time slot). 

In late spring, Carina is planning a workshop(s) on conference talks and posters to prep for summer conference season. 

In summer and fall, Carina is planning workshops on grant/fellowship applications and academic job applications. 


Please get in touch if there are other workshops you’d like to see!