The Art and Science of Writing K08 or K23 Career Development Grant Applications 

60 Minute On-Demand Webinar. Available in CD, MP4 or PDF Transcript.

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Writing for a mentored career development award isn’t hard … once you know all the tricks of the trade. Nonetheless, it is definitely an art. You have to stand out from the crowd and put your best foot forward. There are definite strategies you can use to successfully present yourself, your mentor, your environment, and your career development plans, among others. Second best won’t get you funded. You must convince the NIH that you are worthy of the taxpayers’ money. If you think you are worthy, then convincing the NIH should be easy … with a little help.

This uniquely focused webinar will cover the specifics of K08 and K23 awards, the reasons why you should apply, the importance of a good mentor, where you will need help, and what happens after you submit your application.

5 Key Take-Aways:

  • Understanding NIH’s complicated requirements for these grant applications
  • Importance of all the career development proposal elements, and what to include in each
  • Confidence in asking for help and seeking reviewers
  • Nature of the research proposal and the importance of testable hypotheses
  • The significance of an excellent mentor and committee

This Webinar Is Perfect for Scientists Who Need Assistance On:

  • Sorting out the NIH rules and regulations and exactly what a submission entails
  • Seeking out colleagues to critique the proposal
  • Coming up with a research project that has testable hypotheses and is do-able in five years
  • Convincing the NIH that you have all the “right things” in terms of a mentor, department support and protected time for research
  • Putting together an individualized career development plan

Who Should Attend this Webinar?

Senior clinical postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty members interested in basic or clinical research as part of their career goals


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  • PDF Transcript with Handouts — Price: $197 $89!

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Meet Your Presenter:

Olga Watkins, PhD, has been running the Clinical Scientist Training Program (supported by an NIH K30 grant) at Baylor College of Medicine for the last ten years. This program is aimed at senior clinical fellows and junior faculty members who are learning to be physician scientists. During the first year of the program, Dr. Watkins teaches junior faculty members how to apply for a K08 or K23 grant. She holds a PhD in experimental psychology.

This Webinar presentation is brought to you as a training tool by the Principal Investigators Association, which is an independent organization. The presentation, tools presented and their contents are not connected with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), nor are they endorsed by this agency. All views expressed are those personally held by the presenter and are not official government policies or opinions.