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 300 participants found that the workshop improved their understanding of a K grant (see graphic). 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.
Navigating the K Award Process
For the video, click here.
Speaker: Carol M. Mangione, MD, MSPH
Barbara A. Levey MD & Gerald S. Levey MD Endowed Chair, Professor of Medicine and Public Health, Associate Director, Leader of UCLA CTSI Workforce Development, UCLA
UCLA CTSI KL2 Award, New NIH Guidelines on Rigor & Transparency and the Online Grant Library
The UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) KL2 Program has expanded the K Scholars Society (formerly known as K & Career Development Seminars) to NIH K and other career development awardees. These monthly seminars generally take place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 3:00-5:00 pm unless otherwise noted. Click here to get the schedule and apply for each academic year.
For more information, please email CTSIWD@mednet.ucla.edu.
R Award 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 R Award 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
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.
Learn more about the annual poster fair.
CTSI's K Scholar Society offers mentorship curriculum (adapted from UCSF) to junior faculty as they begin their mentoring career. This training is offered as part of the Society’s monthly didactic seminars. To access the curriculum, you must be enrolled in the K Scholars Society. Learn more about the K Scholar Society and the application schedule.
For questions on this curriculum, contact Lisa Chan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the UCLA CTSI Funding Search Tools, Grant-Writing Tips and Diversity Supplements to search for resources on crafting a grant application. This page includes tips for: