Deadline for registration extended! The Fall Early Career Grant Writing program

Friday, September 13, 2019

The deadline for registration in the Fall Early Career Grant Writing program has been extended through noon, Wednesday September 18, 2019.  This program replaces the Path to Independence and K Club Programs.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Research Mentoring at

Registration for the Fall 2019 Early Career Grant Writing Program is now open. Program sessions run through early January, with a goal submission to NIH in February 2020. There are several documents you'll need to prepare in advance of submitting an application.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance into the program in mid September.  For more information on the program and how to register, please visit

The fall program will offer a combination of didactic lectures, hands on workshops, informal writing islands, and the opportunity for a study section review.  Your application is a commitment to participate in all components of this program, and we advise that you pre-emptively lighten your schedule in the coming months to fully commit to the grant writing process and to take advantage of the entire program’s curriculum.  

The tentative schedule is as follows:


Registration closes


Notification of acceptance/wait list


Grant Writing Strategy Session

Weeks of 9/30/2019 and 10/7/2019

Specific Aims Workshops


Significance and Innovation Strategy Session

Weeks of 10/21/2019 and 10/28/2019

Writing Islands - individual assistance and review (attend at least 1)


(K Awards Only) Career Development Strategy Session

Weeks of 11/4/2019 and 11/11/2019

Writing Islands - individual assistance and review (attend at least 1)


Draft Proposals for internal reviews due

Week of 1/6/2020

Feedback sessions for internal reviews (attend at least 1)


Questions?  Contact us at