The National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides institutional research training opportunities to trainees at postdoctoral level which are called Mentored Research Career Development Awards. They are typically referred to K-series grants (e.g., K01, K08, K23, K25, or K99/R00). The SC CTSI provides support to those faculty or post-doctoral candidates who intend to submit this type of grant to NIH.
Examples of questions or concerns
- Adequate mentoring team (i.e., may suggest the additions of mentors with specific area of expertise),
- Potential coursework for educational plan that meets research goal needs,
- Required components of a career development plan,
- Feedback on career development plans, and
- Interacting with NIH during pre-submission time.
Other resources (e.g., books, templates, etc.) are available in order to provide additional guidance on how to write a strong K grant. Also with ample time provided, critical feedback on the application are provided prior to grant submission.
Benefit for users
This service will allow investigators submitting an NIH K-series grant meet the required components of research career development award application.
This service is free of charge.