One of the most critical transitions in a PI’s career is from newly appointed Assistant Professor to tenured Professor. In most institutions where the chief criterion for promotion is the development of an externally validated independent scholarly reputation, a critical milestone is obtaining your first substantial major federal grant. In the biomedical sciences, this is referred to as the R01. Obtaining an R01 award where you are the principal investigator, and delivering on the Aims of that proposal, are absolutely essential in your quest to build a scientific reputation. This is essential to encourage experts in your field to write supportive tenure letters.
This information-packed Webinar will focus on detailed strategies for capturing that first R01: a cornerstone of your career.
During this Webinar, your expert presenter will describe approaches that have been successful in building his own career and those of the colleagues for whom he has provided mentoring. The Webinar will focus on five critical steps on the path to that first R01: (1) creating a strategic blueprint for success; (2) building effective time management skills; (3) husbanding and building your local resources; (4) building a research team and effective collaborative network; (5) securing your first R01 grant.
Furthermore, this live Webinar will help you break down what is expected to be a multi-year process into a set of shorter term milestones that will help you perform a valuable self analysis to make sure you are on track. In addition to outlining successful strategies and tips, your presenter will also point out common problem areas where junior investigators can get hamstrung and lose their forward momentum. He will also present approaches for navigating the often difficult balance between your responsibilities to your home institutions, and building your career in the context of your scientific field outside of your institution. Walk away with strategies and informational resources that will help you craft an application strong enough to be highly competitive on the first submission.