K&R Writers Series

A 5-month grant writing program held each Spring/Summer with step-by-step instructions and personalized feedback

K&R Writers SeriesThe K&R Writers Series, with step-by-step instructions and personalized feedback, provides a disciplined approach to the development of your K or R grant proposal application. The program is led and supported by senior faculty from multiple disciplines with extensive experience in successful research grant writing. Each participant will also be paired with a faculty member who will provide written feedback throughout the program. Didactic materials and writing assignments are provided prior to each session.

The program will culminate in a mock study section simulating the review process where participants will receive feedback on their applications. By the end of the program, your grant proposal should be in a format that is nearly ready for submission.

Participants must:

  • Be early career faculty or senior-level post-doctoral fellows* who is planning to submit or re-submit a K, R, or foundation grant application in the fall 2021 or spring 2022.
  • Provide a letter of commitment from a scientific mentor who will support the proposal development throughout the program.
  • Submit a draft Specific Aims page or a 1-page outline of the proposed research project.
  • Submit a 1-page outline of the approach section (research strategy).
  • Commit to attending at least 80% of the sessions and complete relevant grant application assignments.

Enrollment will be limited to allow for sufficient faculty feedback to all participants.

(*Consideration will be given to senior-level post-doctoral fellows eligible for K99/R00 or similar grants specifically for transition to faculty on a case-by-case basis and dependent upon capacity.)

How To Apply

The 2021 K&R Writers Series will begin on April 20 and meet on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays from 3:30-5pm for a total of 10 sessions. Two of the sessions are for K writers only. The final session will be the Mock Study Section on September 7.

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