This free workshop series is offered by the College of Medicine each spring. The annual 4-week seminar series seeks to provide participants the tools needed to craft a competitive mentored career development proposal. Mentored career development awards (e.g. “K” awards) provide salary support and research funding to early career investigators who need to undertake a sustained period (3-5 years) of intensive, supervised career development experiences in order to transition to research independence. Key topics covered throughout the seminar series include:

  • Types of mentored awards
  • Determining when you are ready to apply for a mentored award
  • Overview of the proposal development process
  • Key ingredients to a competitive research plan
  • Selecting the right mentoring team
  • Integrating the career development plan and research strategy
  • Research resources critical to proposal development and submission
  • What to expect from the review and resubmission process

Several senior faculty members co-direct the workshop series. Each session combines didactic training with group discussion and each session focuses on a specific theme, building upon the previous week’s session. Participants who attend all 4 sessions learn to develop a rigorous, well-defined mentored career development proposal.

Mark the Calendar for 2018!

Dates: March 26, April 9, April 16, April 23
Location: C3621
Times: 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. (each session)

Registration will open January 2018!