Letter of Intent released: K-R01 research career development program

Published by CTSI on May 1, 2019

Allyson Hart, CTSI ScholarCTSI is now accepting Letters of Intent for its two-year K-R01 Transition to Independence Program that aims to place junior investigators with K awards conducting clinical and translational research further on the path toward R01 awards.

The program provides up to five faculty annually with mentorship, oversight, $50,000 in pilot research funds, and programming that includes structured discussions to critique and provide feedback on the plan for submitting an R type grant, individualized critique sessions, and construction of a timeline for R submissions.

Eligibility criteria

Assistant professors with seven or fewer years in rank are eligible, including those University of Minnesota affiliated faculty with the Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Hennepin Healthcare, Regions Hospital, and Children’s Minnesota, who have held an active K award (ex: KL2, BIRCWH, K12, Independent K award [K23, K07, etc.]) for at least one year at the time of application, or successfully concluded a K award on or after May 1, 2018.

A primary mentor, ideally of professor rank, is required to submit the LOI and a biostatistician mentor is required when submitting the full application. See the RFA for full eligibility criteria.

Directed by Esam El-Fakahany, PhD, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Graduate Education, College of Pharmacy, the K-R01 program is judged by the number of awardees who move forward to secure NIH R01 grants and/or R01 equivalent funding for clinical and translational research.

Apply now

LOI submissions are due online by Noon, Wednesday, May 22 with invitations to complete a full application sent to selected applicants by May 28, 2019. Full applications are due through the online submission form by Noon, July 30 with award notifications sent Sept. 20 and the award start date of Nov. 1, 2019.

Applications from underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged and those with questions about the LOI or application process should contact Megan Larson, Senior Program Associate, CTSI’s Research Education, Training, and Career Development program at mclarson@umn.edu.

Review the 2019 LOISubmit LOIs by Noon, May 22

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