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 are able to 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; Getting Ready to Apply & Specific Aims Development – October 22

Workshop 2: Grant Preparation; Career Development Plans, Significance and Innovation, and Additional Information – October 29

Workshop 3: Grant Preparation; Full Draft Preparation – November 6

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

Application to attend the grant writing workshop includes: Signed MOU, NIH Biosketch, and draft Specific Aims.

Applications for the K Club are due to Brooke Piercy via email (piercyb@hs.uci.eduby October 19, 2020.

For questions please contact Brooke Piercy: (949) 824-3173 (piercyb@hs.uci.edu).