NIH Career Development & Training Award Workshops


Presented by:
Joan Lakoski, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Schools of the Health Sciences and
Robert Milner, PhD, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Office of Professional Development

Thursday, October 31, 2013  | Amphitheatre 1 (S2-102)

Attend all sessions or only those sessions relevant to your needs. Please register for each session you plan to attend.


To provide guidance on applications for NIH career development (“K”)
and training (“F”) awards.


By the completion of these sessions, participants will be able to:

• Choose the appropriate type of career development or training for their career stage and situation

• Complete an application for a NIH career development or training award

• Submit an application using strategies for a successful grant proposal

General Workshop: Steps to a Competitive Application

(9:30–11:30 am) Please register
The general session includes:
• Navigating NIH: an overview of NIH and the grant review process
• Mock Study Section: a demonstration of a study section panel by invited faculty
• 15 Steps to the Payline: a stepwise guide to preparing a successful application

Know Your Awards

Know Your NRSA (1:00–2:00 pm) Please register
A guide to applying for an individual pre- or postdoctoral training grant (F award)

Know Your K (2:00–3:00 pm) Please register
A guide to applying for a career development (K) award

Know Your Kangaroo (3:00–4:00 pmPlease register
A guide to applying for the Pathway to Independence (K99/R00) award
(including a panel of recent K99/R00 recipients)

Registration Process for those without a umassmed or umassmemorial email

Please email directly stating which session(s) you want to attend and she will register you.