The Successful K Award Application: A Reviewer’s Perspective

December 5, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
LK320, Li Ka Shing Center
Li Ka Shing Building
291 Campus Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94305
Kathleen Victor
The Successful K Award Application: A Reviewer’s Perspective @ LK320, Li Ka Shing Center | Palo Alto | California | United States
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM, LKSC, room 320
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM, TBD
Offered by the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity

The K career development awards support mentored lab-based or patient-oriented research designed to foster the career development of young investigators. They help transition from junior faculty positions to independent research-based academic positions. In 2017, the K award success rates ranged between 18-30% in different institutes. Funding opportunities are often missed due to poor understanding of what is available and how the award can be secured.In this workshop, Laurie Aurelian, PhD, will discuss the different programs, and how to develop the best match for you. She will explain the reviewers’ expectations and the most common misconceptions, provide an overview of the strategies to be used in order to write a competitive proposal and discuss a pilot program for one-on-one consultation to provide specific help, as needed.

Following the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to participate in ongoing one-on-one consultation with Dr. Aurelian to provide specific help through the submission of the K award.

The workshop will be limited to 10 participants, with priority given to those who plan to apply in the next two K cycles.

Key messages

  • Understand the K awards and how they are appropriate for you
  • How to optimize the message and meet NIH expectations
  • Writing your application; required components
  • Step by step strategies, mentors’ selection and institutional support
  • How to best describe yourself as the candidate and optimize the presentation of your career development plan
  • How to optimize presentation and writing of your research proposal
  • Review strategies and tips from award recipients and reviewers
Please fill out the 6-question survey here: by September 4, 2018 so we may gain more insight into each participant.

You will receive an email from me confirming your participation once the survey and registration have been completed. Again, maximum attendance is 10.

Dr. Laure Aurelian is senior advisor for faculty development at Stanford University and Professor of Pharmacology and Microbiology at the University of Maryland Medical School. Her research interests are focused on virology, immunology and cellular and molecular biology, with emphasis on cancer and neuroscience. She received her first R01 award in 1970 and has since been continuously supported by NIH grants. She is the author of 300 publications in outstanding peer-reviewed journals and numerous review articles and book chapters. She is the inventor on 14 U.S. and foreign patents. She has trained over 50 students and post-doctoral fellows most of whom have achieved independent academic careers. Dr. Aurelian has served on standing study sections that review R01, PO1 and K award applications and is still functioning as a reviewer for NIH grants. At the University of Maryland, she works with investigators in developing grant proposals and programmatic initiatives, and educates faculty in grant and manuscript writing skills.

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