K workshops are held several times a year to provide junior faculty with advice and feedback on their draft applications to increase their success with NIH K awards. A survey of more than 200 participants found that the workshop improved their understanding of a K grant (see graphic below). In addition, junior investigators who participated in the application reviews said face-to-face feedback was highly beneficial.
See below for the most recent K workshop slide presentations and video recordings.
UCLA CTSI KL2 Award, New NIH Guidelines on Rigor & Transparency and the Online Grant Library
K-to-R Workshops provide junior faculty with advice on how to leverage research conducted during a K award to obtain an R award. Workshops cover all the steps involved in preparing, writing and resubmitting an R award proposal.
See below for the most recent K-to-R workshop slide presentations and video recordings.
The meetings, which are for Track 2 enrollees only, give trainees the opportunity to discuss their research in an open, yet structured format during which they receive feedback from their peers, as well as the Program Director and faculty representatives. At each meeting, three to four trainees give individual presentations. Occasionally, there are invited special lecturers in place of trainee presentations.
Who: Track 2 fellows in clinical research
When: Third Tuesday of each month from 11:30am - 1:30pm
Where: Westwood Conference Room, CHS 14-214U
For more information about the Track 2 program, contact Training Program Coordinator Doug Smoot at email@example.com
This interactive seminar series for prepares advanced fellows in health sciences or clinical and basic research and junior faculty (regular and in-residence series) for progressive research independence and academic leadership. Due to the small, intimate atmosphere, participants are expected to attend on a regular basis.
Who: Advanced fellows in health services or clinical and basic research
When: First Friday of each month from 1-2pm
Where: 2339 Peter Ueberroth Building
A list of topics discussed can be found here.
For more information, or to join the listserv for this seminar, contact Dr. David Reuben
This program for health services research faculty aims to create a way for faculty to interact with colleagues face-to-face and to provide a forum for discussing solutions to different challenges. Enrollment is generally closed with a potential for opening on an individual basis after review by members of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research.
Who: Health services research faculty
When: Third Thursday of each month at noon
Where: Broxton 2nd floor conference room (911 Broxton Ave.)
For additional information, contact Katherine L. Kahn, MD at firstname.lastname@example.org
The UCLA OAIC is designed to promote research aimed at maintaining and restoring the independence of older persons, with a focus on understanding the role of inflammation in disease and disability. The OAIC monthly research seminar series is open to the UCLA community and features presentations on research methodology by all four OAIC Resource Cores (Recruitment and Retention, Research Operations, Analysis and Cost-Effectiveness, and Inflammatory Biology) as well as presentations of the latest research findings by OAIC Pilot Project and Career Development Awardees.
Who: UCLA community
When: First Friday of each month from 2-3pm
Where: Division of Geriatrics conference room (Peter V. Ueberroth Building, Suite 2339).
For additional information, including a schedule of upcoming presentations, contact Lucio Arruda at email@example.com
The DGSOM Josiah Brown Poster Fair is an annual event that gives students an opportunity to present their research. Participants include medical students in the DGSOM Pathway in Clinical and Translational Research and health professional students (medical, nursing and dental) in the UCLA CTSI TL1 Summer Fellowship.
Visit the UCLA CTSI Funding Search Tools, Grant-Writing Tips and Templates to search for funding opportunities and obtain tips and templates on crafting a grant application. This page also includes tips for creating a biosketch and addressing rigor, transparency and reproducibility in a grant application.