ICTS

ICTS K-Club Grant Writing Series

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The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) has coordinated a grant writing series, K-Club, intended for junior faculty preparing to submit applications for the NIH Mentored Career Development Awards. These awards are designed to promote the career development of specific groups of individuals based on their past training and career stage.

The objective of these programs is to bring candidates to the point where they can conduct their research independently and are competitive for major grant support.

This structured workshop series is designed to assist junior faculty and fellows who are preparing competitive career development grant applications for Fall 2020 NIH submission. The program is broken up into three grant writing workshops that will prepare applicants to submit a K award:


Workshop 1: Introduction; Overview of the RFA and submission materials – April 7

Workshop 2: Specific Aims & Mentor Qualifications; Writing clear aims and assembling a qualified mentoring team – April 14

Workshop 3: Career Development Plan; Identifying yourself as a strong candidate & the NIH Loan Repayment Program – April 21

Workshop 4: Panel Discussion; Prior applicants discuss the K Award submission process and answer questions – April 28


All sessions will take place virtually via Zoom. Participants will be emailed the Zoom link information prior to beginning the workshop series.


To register for the K Club, please provide the following materials: Signed MOU, current NIH Biosketch, and a draft of your Specific Aims.

Materials for the K Club should be sent to Brooke Piercy (piercyb@hs.uci.edu) via email by April 6, 2021. Please contact Brooke for any additional questions.