2024 K&R Writers Series

Led by faculty with extensive experience in successful research grant writing, the K&R Writers Series is supported by senior faculty representing multiple disciplines, and by staff with expertise in grant writing.

  • Didactic materials and writing assignments provided prior to each session.
  • Each participant will be paired with a faculty member who will provide written feedback throughout the program.
  • Small group activities for additional guidance.

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 proposal should be in a format that is nearly ready for submission.


Each applicant for this fast-paced, intensive grant writing program needs to:

  • Be an early career faculty or senior-level post-doctoral fellow* who is planning to submit or resubmit a K or R grant application in fall 2024 or spring 2025.
  • Have already identified a funding mechanism with help from your primary scientific mentor and verified your eligibility.
  • Provide a letter of commitment from your primary scientific mentor who will review your proposal assignments throughout the series.
  • Submit: a current CV, draft Biosketch, draft Specific Aims page or a 1-page outline of the proposed research project, and a 1-page outline of the approach section (research strategy).
  • Commit to attending at least 80% of required sessions and completing ALL relevant grant application assignments.

(*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

Submit online application no later than March 15, 2024.

Enrollment will be limited to allow for sufficient faculty feedback to all participants. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into the program by March 22, 2024.