Apr 16 - Apr 17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Tue - Wed

Registration required

Please register for this workshop

The Successful K Award Application: A Reviewer's Perspective

LKSC, room LK319A, 3rd floor

“The Successful K Award Application: A Reviewer’s Perspective” will be offered by the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, April 16 and 17, 2019 from 8:30-10:30am.  You must be able to commit and attend both sessions. Location for both sessions is LKSC, room LK319A, 3rd floor in the Dean's suite.

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. Dr. Laure Aurelian 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.

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 


Who Should Attend:

Stanford Faculty at the level of Assistant Professor, **Clinical Assistant Professor, Instructor and **Clinical Instructor interested in a career in academic medicine and are in the process of writing their grant for an NIH Career Award only are eligible to apply. Class will be from 8:30-10:30am. Full commitment required for both sessions. Space is limited to 10 people.

**If you are a CE, please check with your department chair or division chief about your eligibility for a PI waiver before registering.

Please fill out the 6-question survey by April 8, 2019 so we may gain more insight into each participant. 

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

*OFDD offers this workshop three times per academic year in September, December and April.

*OFDD also offers a Manuscript Writing workshop in February each academic year for those more interested in understanding the intricacies of successful writing.