K23 (NIH Mentored Research Development Award)
Mentored research is a large component of the Clinical Scientist Training Program. One of the aims for the first year of the program is for you to produce a complete K23 NIH grant application.
Below is the outline for an application, which is due in full on April 1. Of course it is understood that this may not be your final draft, but will be modified as your thinking evolves.
We expect you to get help from your committee, and, to a limited extent, your mentor. This must be your project, not your mentor's, the aim being for you to learn how to write an independent proposal.
All applications are now submitted on-line to grants.gov.
Numbers 10-15 must be a total of no more than 12 pages
- Biographical sketch, applicant -- all biosketches must now have a personal statement at the top of the first page. This should state why the person is a good fit for the proposed project.
- Biographical sketch, mentor
- Letters of reference
- Statements by mentor and collaborators
- Description of institutional environment, resources
- Institutional commitment to applicant's research career development -- letter from Department Chair
- Project Summary
- Candidate's Background
- Career Goals and Objectives
- Career Development/Training Activities During Award Period
- Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research
- Specific Aims -- 1 page
- Research Strategy
2. Preliminary Studies
16. Literature Cited
17. You, and all personnel, must submit a Conflict of Interest form.