Applications now being accepted: Reach for the First R01

June 7, 2019

The Irving Institute is pleased to offer the Reach for the First R01 workshop available twice a year to all promising junior faculty. Up to six junior investigators are selected for this workshop each term (Fall and Spring), across all departments. Specifically, successful applicants will receive 5 free hours of biostatistical consulting, access to other Irving Institute Resources, 2 expert pre-reviews on an early draft of their R01 application, and bi-monthly, closely-monitored meetings to ensure structure and timeliness in completing the tasks required to successfully submit a first R01 application.  These resources are intended to enhance, rather than replace, appropriate mentoring.  An applicant without excellent mentoring cannot be seen as competitive for this Workshop.

To be eligible, the candidate:

  • Must be an Early Stage investigator by the NIH definition
  • Must be supported/recommended by a senior faculty member (applicants must submit a letter from a senior faculty member who can speak to the applicant's ability to write an independent award and the faculty member's willingness to advise on substantive issues), as well as a letter from their Department Chair.
  • Must plan for their first submission to be February 5, 2020 (not before, or after).
  • Must submit their application and recommendation form by 5p EST on Friday, August 30, 2019 to be considered for this cycle; the workshop will start September 20, 2019 and will be held on select Fridays from 3:00–4:30p.
  • An announcement of course dates will go out on Friday, August 23, 2019.
  • Receipt of a “K” award or equivalent is not required to be considered for this award.  The application with further instructions and referee forms can be downloaded six to eight weeks prior to the start of each workshop. Please note, more than one junior faculty per Department may apply.

Application deadline: Friday, August 30, 2019

Learn more and submit an application.

For questions about the application process please contact the Irving Institute Education Center.



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