University of Southern California


Strategies for Writing a Successful Career Development Award (K01)

Who Should Attend

Course is designed for advanced PhD students, postdocs, and junior faculty who condict research of interest to one of the NIH funding acenters or Institutes supporting K01 awards.

Course Description

This workshop will provide informatio on how to plan, develop and write a NIH K01 Mentored Career Development Award proposal. this workshop will provide best practice recommendations from current and past recipients and K01 reviewers. Topics to be covered are 1)how to decide if a K Award is for you; 2)application structure and important components; 3)review and submission; and 4)life after the K Award.


Karen Lincoln, Associate Director, Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging, School of Social Work
M. Elizabeth Fini, Director, USC Institute for Genetic Medicine
John Monterosso, Associate Professor, Psychology
Sonya Negriff, Research Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
Donna Spruijt-Metz, Associate Professor, Institute For Prevention Research


One 4 hour session.

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