K-Awards perspective

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Grants Facilitation -UCD SOM Office of Research
Grant
Research
and
Navigation
Team
Jeffrey Elias PhD - Erica Chedin PhD - Betty Guo PhD
http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/medresearch/grant_facilitation.html
Grants Facilitation
UC Davis SOM Office of Research
Grant
Research
and
Navigation
Team
Jeffrey Elias, PhD – Erica Chedin, PhD – Betty Guo, PhD
http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/medresearch/grant_facilitation.html
An approach to understanding and writing
a K-Award (award of independence)
• K-award review criteria are good criteria for yearly personal
progress evaluation at all stages of career – helps gain personal
perspective on degree of independence and progress.
• The scientific review group will address and consider each of the
following criteria in assigning the application’s overall score,
weighting them as appropriate for each application.
• Candidate
• Career Development Plan
• Research Plan
• Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research
• Mentor, Co-Mentor(s), Consultant(s), and Collaborator(s)
• Environment and Institutional Commitment to the Candidate
An approach to understanding and writing
a K-Award (award of independence)
• A K-Award is an award of commitment
1) commit self to direction of research and
training for near-future career
development.
2) mentors’ commit to your direction and
independence.
3) home institution commits/invests resources
to your direction and independence – to
include time (exception is the K-99/R00 where
you might change institutions for the R00).
An approach to understanding and writing
a K-Award (award of independence)
• A K-Award is an award of commitment
4 ) funding institute commits to supporting your
training program based on expectations of
return on investment:
a) field of research is a future growth area
b) awardee will complete training
c) future grants will be written for funding
within that institute – publications will
follow.
An approach to understanding and writing
a K-Award (award of independence).
• A K-Award is an award of investment.
Review criteria focus on:
1) candidate as product - starting with raw
materials (previous history) for development;
2) training program as viable productdevelopment process;
3) mentors as process/ product development
managers
An approach to understanding and writing
a K-Award (award of independence)
• A K-Award is an award of investment
Review criteria focus on:
4) institution as processing plant;
5) final product of training and research
development is competitive in the market place;
6) is candidate ready for independence via another
mechanism (doesn’t need training).
An approach to understanding and writing
a K-Award (award of independence)
• Special commitment
1) candidate commits self to temporal
dimensions and restrictions of NIH grant
review.
a) roughly nine months between first
submission and potential funding.
b) can’t submit a duplicate research
project during K-review period.
An approach to understanding and writing
a K-Award (award of independence)
• Commitment and investment components are implicit in study
section review criteria.
• The scientific review group will address and consider each of the
following criteria in assigning the application’s overall score,
weighting them as appropriate for each application.
• Candidate
• Career Development Plan
• Research Plan
• Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research
• Mentor, Co-Mentor(s), Consultant(s), and Collaborator(s)
• Environment and Institutional Commitment to the Candidate
Mentored K Awards for MDs
Mechanism
Award
Eligibility
Purpose
K08
Mentored Clinical
Scientist Development
MD, MD/PhD or equivalent Career in basic or
translational (lab)
research
K22
Research Career Award
for Transition to
Independence
PhD, MD, MD/PhD or
equiv. + ≤5 yrs postdoc
(may vary by institute)
Transition to
independence
K23
Mentored PatientOriented Research
Development
MD, MD/PhD or equiv. +
clinical + specialty/subspecialty training
Career in POR (direct
interaction)
K99/R00
Pathway to
Independence
PhD, MD, MD/PhD or
equiv. + postdoc (≤5 yrs);
Faculty offer for R00
Transition to
independence
Mentored K Awards for MDs
Mechanism
Award
Eligibility
Purpose
K08
Mentored Clinical
Scientist Development
MD, MD/PhD or equivalent Career in basic or
translational (lab)
research
K22
Research Career Award
for Transition to
Independence
PhD, MD, MD/PhD or
equiv. + ≤5 yrs postdoc
(may vary by institute)
Transition to
independence
K23
Mentored PatientOriented Research
Development
MD, MD/PhD or equiv. +
clinical + specialty/subspecialty training
Career in POR (direct
interaction)
K99/R00
Pathway to
Independence
PhD, MD, MD/PhD or
equiv. + postdoc (≤5 yrs);
Faculty offer for R00
Transition to
independence
Mentored K Awards for MDs
Mechanism
Award
Eligibility
Purpose
K08
Mentored Clinical
Scientist Development
MD, MD/PhD or equivalent Career in basic or
translational (lab)
research
K22
Research Career Award
for Transition to
Independence
PhD, MD, MD/PhD or
equiv. + ≤5 yrs postdoc
(may vary by institute)
Transition to
independence
K23
Mentored PatientOriented Research
Development
MD, MD/PhD or equiv. +
clinical + specialty/subspecialty training
Career in POR (direct
interaction)
K99/R00
Pathway to
Independence
PhD, MD, MD/PhD or
equiv. + postdoc (≤5 yrs);
Faculty offer for R00
Transition to
independence
Mentored K Awards for MDs
Mechanism
Award
Eligibility
Purpose
K08
Mentored Clinical
Scientist Development
MD, MD/PhD or equivalent Career in basic or
translational (lab)
research
K22
Research Career Award
for Transition to
Independence
PhD, MD, MD/PhD or
equiv. + ≤5 yrs postdoc
(may vary by institute)
Transition to
independence
K23
Mentored PatientOriented Research
Development
MD, MD/PhD or equiv. +
clinical + specialty/subspecialty training
Career in POR (direct
interaction)
K99/R00
Pathway to
Independence
PhD, MD, MD/PhD or
equiv. + postdoc (≤5 yrs);
Faculty offer for R00
Transition to
independence
Planning Your K
• K99/R00 has no citizenship or permanent
residence status requirement
• Six years of total K funding (K12 + mentored K)
– Check with institute – policies vary
• K awards allow acceptance of R funding in last
two years of award
• Talk to Program Officer
Candidate Information
• Three components:
– Where you’ve been (Background)
– Where you’re going (Goals & Objectives)
– How you’re going to get there (Career Development Plan)
• Make clear what skills you already have, what you
need to learn and why
• Describe your career path and research goals
• Distinguish yourself from the competition (avoid
generic statements)
The Reviewer Should Understand
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Your long-term career goals
What type of researcher you aim to become
Why this training is critical
How this award will contribute to your career
success
The Research Project
• Leads to independence
– Diverges sufficiently from mentor’s field
– Creates your own niche
• Scientific merit
• Appropriate skills to be gained
• Lays foundation for an R01
– Generates preliminary data
– Opens new avenues for questioning
The Career Development Plan
• Equal in importance to Research Plan
• Fits with proposed research
• Provide high level of detail
– Names of courses, descriptions
– Include workshops, meetings, journal clubs
– Frequency of meeting with mentors
– How mentors will monitor your progress
Mentors
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Active in research field
Funded
Mentored previously
Co-mentors to cover areas in which primary
mentor lacks expertise

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