In collaboration with the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), the DGSOM Dean’s Office of Physician Scientist Career Development is offering a new NIH Grant Writing Bootcamp for junior faculty and trainees who are submitting their first NIH K or R application.
Bootcamp sessions run for 3-4 months and will be offered twice yearly (October-February and April-September). Capacity is limited and participants will be selected based on the quality of their specific aims page.
Next bootcamp application deadline: October 6, 2023
Acceptance notifications: October 2023
Bootcamp dates: late October 2023 to February 2024 intended for participants who will submit a first-time NIH application between February 2024 to June 2024.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES We will provide step-by-step, hands-on grant writing support through a series of in-person meetings to give real-time interactive feedback while the participant prepares their first K or R application, culminating in an NIH grant submission.
Participants will be introduced to the format and requirements of an NIH K or R application.
Participants will work together in a peer feedback group to develop drafts of each document.
Participants will get feedback from faculty.
Participants must commit to a 2-hour meeting every week from late October 2023 to February 2024. Those who miss multiple meetings may be asked to withdraw from the seminar.
Between meetings, participants will be asked to create document drafts and provide reciprocal feedback to peers.
Participants are expected to submit their first NIH K or R application between February 2024 and June 2024.
Have a junior faculty or trainee appointment at one of the UCLA CTSI institutions (Cedars-Sinai, CDU, Harbor-UCLA/Lundquist Institute, and UCLA).
Attend the in-person meetings at UCLA Westwood.
Plans to submit their first K or R grant for one of the February 2024 to June 2024 NIH due dates.
HOW TO APPLY CLICK HERE to submit an online application by October 6, 2023, including: