Month: March 2018

“K” Career Development Award Seminar May 7th


Post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty are eligible for NIH K Research Career Development Awards which are 4-5 year awards that support mentored research and training. K awards have higher funding rates than R grants and assist junior investigators in developing an independent program of research.

This seminar will provide an overview of the K award mechanism including:

  • 1) Discuss who qualifies for K award, the different types of Ks,
  • 2) the steps to prepare and apply (key sections of the K application)
  • 4) how to build a mentorship team,
  • 5) other strategic advice to increase competitiveness for a K.


May 7th from 12-1:30PM


InCHIP’s Colloquium Room (First Floor)


Post-Doctoral Fellows and Junior Faculty (with no more 4 years of postdoctoral research experience)


Professor of Allied Health Sciences, Director of the UConn Center for mHealth and Social Media, and mentor on numerous K awards will lead this seminar. She earned a K23 in 2003 to develop her program of research which has since attracted over $11M in federal funding.

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