Couch to K (or R)

The Edge for Scholars

If you'll be submitting a grant in June, now is the time to start preparations.  Pacing yourself is key to a successful grant submission that doesn't leave you wrung out.

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If They Can't Trust You with Stats, They Won't Trust You with Money

James West, PhD

You've convinced reviewers they'll be brought up for war crimes if they don't fund your grant, but your statistics make you look amateurish.

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Keeping Your Eye on the R01 Ball

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Staying focused on R01 timing is the main game for K awardees.

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Ten Insider Tips: What Your Grants Manager Wishes You Knew

Helen Bird

Your grants manager is a key person in ensuring smooth submission of your grant.

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How to Get a K24

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Four recipients of K24s shared their advice for writing these grants that protect time for mentoring.

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Why Write a K24?

Daniel Claassen, MD

Midcareer faculty often bemoan the lack of support and time necessary for mentorship, but many aren’t aware that NIH has a mechanism that does exactly that. K24 awards are the NIH’s best-kept secret.

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Even More Cranky

Cranky Reviewer

Bilateral justification is from the devil. It’s a cognitive drain and subtle form of punishment for your reader.

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Don’t Let Your Research Questions Go Out Without PICOTS

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Specification of PICOTS is the minimum outerwear required to prevent your research question from being caught in a downpour of questions.

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Getting Your Ducks in a Row for that First Big Grant Submission

Aron Parekh, PhD

So you are sailing high with your K career development award ready to pounce on your next grant submission!  But what do you need to reach that next milestone, i.…

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Conveying Institutional Support

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Grant reviewers want to invest in success. When applying for a career development award, you must convey the support of your institution.

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