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K-Award Toolkit

Selected Proposal Sections with Examples

Please be aware these sections are only examples. Always use the current Funding Opportunity Announcement when preparing an application. Our thanks to Dr. Heidi Klepin, who has graciously allowed us to use excerpts from her successful K23 application.

Proposal Sections include the following:

  • Summary
  • Biosketches
  • Budget Considerations
  • Facilities and Resources
  • Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Research Plan
  • Candidate Background
  • Career Goals and Objectives
  • Specific Aims 

Learn more about all of these proposal sections and see examples.

Other Resources

Beyond the K Award: Other Types of Young Investigator/Career Development Funding Opportunities

Many types of young investigator awards exist to support early-career investigators. Below is a selection of such opportunities, obtained using the search term “career development grant” on SPIN. Please check directly with each program about deadlines, eligibility criteria, other requirements, and availability.