Research Series

A series of grant writing and K Award workshops have been designed to meet your career development needs based upon your scientific path and your career stage, i.e., early career, mid career, or senior investigator. Sessions are offered at various times and locations throughout the year. Select the workshops that best meet your professional goals.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 8:30am - 10:30am
S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

While individual research grants (R series) are awarded to support the work of one principal investigator addressing a scientific problem, Research Program Project Grants (P01) are large integrated, multi-project research projects involving a number of independent investigators with differing areas of expertise who collaborate by pooling their talents and resources. Each project contributes or is directly related to the common theme of the total research effort, thus forming a system of research activities and projects directed toward a well-defined research program goal.

Accomplished faculty investigators with strong funding track records are invited to learn more about Research Program Project Grants (P01) during a panel discussion where current Pitt faculty members will be sharing their advice and insights as experienced PIs of program project grants (P01).

Internal P01 Application Planning Grants

Recognizing that it takes a significant amount of time and effort to develop a P01 application, the Department of Medicine, the School of Medicine, and UPP have pooled resources to provide funds to support the development of P01 applications. Faculty interested in developing a P01 application can apply for $50-100K to be used for hiring a project coordinator, doing preliminary studies, creating data sets, statistics and study design, writer/editor, etc. that would accelerate the development of a P01 application. Details regarding the criteria and internal process to request this funding will be provided during the workshop.

Opening Remarks

Distinguished Service Professor and Falk Professor of Medicine
Professor of Health Policy and Management and Clinical and Translational Science
Director, Institute for Clinical Research Education

Associate Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Panelists

Jack D. Myers Professor and Chair
Department of Medicine

Director, Pittsburgh Heart, Lung, and Blood Vascular Medicine Institute

Division Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

UPMC Endowed Professor and Director, Acute Lung Injury Center of Excellence

Lung Immunology Endowed Chair, Department of Medicine

Professor of Medicine and Immunology

Executive Director, Magee-Womens Research Institute
Elsie Hilliard Hillman Chair of Women’s Health Research
Distinguished Professor of OBGYN, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Vice Chair (Research), Department of OBGYN and Reproductive Sciences

Associate Dean, Women's Health Research and Reproductive Sciences

Sponsors

Workshop Sponsors

Office of Research, Health Sciences (OORHS)

P01 Grant Application Planning Awards Supported By
Office of the Chair, Department of Medicine
Office of the Dean, School of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP)/UPMC Academic Foundation

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Add to Calendar 06/06/2018 8:30 AM 06/06/2018 10:30 AM America/New_York Developing a Competitive NIH Research Program Project (P01) Application: A Panel Discussion S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 8:30am - 10:30am
S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Securing research funding in the present economic climate requires more than producing good science--you must communicate transformative objectives within the context of a highly competitive research proposal. This workshop takes the mystery out of grant preparation and provides a pathway for success. Presentation Slides

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Presenters

Bruce Freeman - Research Series SpeakerBruce A. Freeman, PhD | Learn More 
Irwin Fridovich Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Edwin Jackson - Research Series Speaker

Edwin K. Jackson, PhD Learn More
Professor of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Mentored Career Development Awards (a.k.a. K Awards) are the National Institute of Health's (NIH) primary grant mechanisms for supporting new and mid-career investigators. This workshop explores the range of K Award options available, provides an overview of the K Award application process and review criteria, and includes a step-by-step guide to preparing an outstanding and successful application. With the exception of the K99/R00 mechanism, K award applicants must be citizens of the US or permanent residents.

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Speaker

Know Your K Speaker - Mark RobertsMark S. Roberts, MD, MPP | Learn More
Professor and Chair, Health Policy and Management
Director, Public Health Dynamics Lab

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Add to Calendar 09/06/2017 03:00 PM 09/06/2017 05:00 PM America/New_York Know Your K: Writing a Successful Career Development Award Application OACD Workshop S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower 09/06/2017 Office of Academic Career Development

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

First, Watch

View the K Award video in advance of this workshop. View the Video >

Second, Join Us

Take a closer look at how a study section works.

Moderator

Christine Milcarek, PhD | Learn More >

Professor, Department of Immunology

Panelists

Michael S. Gold, PhD | Learn More >

Professor, Neurobiology, Center for Pain Research

Michael Tsang, PhD | Learn More >

Associate Professor, Department of Developmental Biology

Add to Calendar 03/16/2017 03:00 PM 03/16/2017 05:00 PM America/New_York OACD Workshop: Mock K Study Section S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower 03/16/2017 Office of Academic Career Development

 

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Barbara L. Folb, MM, MLS, MPH
Public Health Informationist, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System

Researchers are familiar with the NIH and NSF when applying for a grant, but there are a multitude of other funding resources where you can submit your application to advance your science. Discover the differences and similarities between types of research funding mechanisms, searching methods for locating these opportunities, and alerting services that can keep you up to date on selected funding announcements.

About the Speaker

Barbara L. FolbBarbara Folb, MM, MLS, MPH, is the Public Health Informationist at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS). She teaches grant seeking classes to researchers in the health sciences at the University and to public health practitioners in the Mid Atlantic region through Pitt’s HRSA-funded Public Health Training Center. As liaison to the Graduate School of Public Health, she provides reference, information services, and training to the school. In 1994 she received her MLS from the University of Pittsburgh, and her MPH in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences in 2010, also at Pitt. In 2008 and 2009 she was a NLM Informationist Fellow, doing research on the information practices of disaster first responders. Prior to joining HSLS she served as a librarian at Carnegie Mellon University, and at Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Corporate Library. When not working, she frequently can be found playing the horn with the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra, Quinta Voce woodwind quintet, and the Pittsburgh Horn Club.

Add to Calendar 03/02/2017 03:00 PM 03/02/2017 05:00 PM America/New_York OACD Workshop: Diversifying Your Funding Portfolio--Grant Resources on the Web S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower 03/02/2017 Office of Academic Career Development


Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 8:30am - 10:30am
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Bruce A. Freeman, PhD
Irwin Fridovich Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Peter A. Friedman, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Securing research funding in the present economic climate requires more than producing good science – you must communicate transformative objectives within the context of a highly competitive research proposal. This workshop takes the mystery out of grant preparation and provides a pathway for success.

Learn More about Bruce Freeman and Peter Friedman >

Add to Calendar 11/3/2016 08:30 AM 11/3/2016 10:30 AM America/New_York Developing Competitive Grant Applications Securing research funding in the present economic climate requires more than producing good science – you must communicate transformative objectives within the context of a highly competitive research proposal. This workshop takes the mystery out of grant preparation and provides a pathway for success. S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower MM/DD/YYYY aNhizTZmrziWHUSRwmVQ18446

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Mark S. Roberts, MD, MPP
Professor and Chair, Health Policy and Management
Director, Public Health Dynamics Lab

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) primary grant mechanisms for supporting new and mid-career investigators is the Mentored Career Development Award (a.k.a. K Award). This workshop explores the range of K Award options available, provides an overview of the K Award application process and review criteria, and includes a step-by-step guide to preparing an outstanding and successful application. With the exception of the K99/R00 mechanism, K award applicants must be citizens of the US or permanent residents.

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Add to Calendar 09/14/2016 03:00 PM 09/14/2016 5:00 PM America/New_York Know Your K: Writing a Successful Career Development Award Application The National Institutes of Health (NIH) primary grant mechanisms for supporting new and mid-career investigators is the Mentored Career Development Award (a.k.a. K Award). This workshop explores the range of K Award options available, provides an overview of the K Award application process and review criteria, and includes a step-by-step guide to preparing an outstanding and successful application. With the exception of the K99/R00 mechanism, K award applicants must be citizens of the US or permanent residents. S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower MM/DD/YYYY aNhizTZmrziWHUSRwmVQ18446

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 8:30am - 10:30am
S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Bruce A. Freeman, PhD
Irwin Fridovich Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Peter A. Friedman, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair, Academics, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Securing research funding in the present economic climate requires more than producing good science – you must communicate transformative objectives within the context of a highly competitive research proposal. This workshop takes the mystery out of grant preparation and provides a pathway for success.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Mark S. Roberts, MD, MPP
Professor and Chair
Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
Professor of Medicine, Industrial Engineering and Clinical and Translational Science

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) primary grant mechanisms for supporting new and mid-career investigators is the Mentored Career Development Award (a.k.a. K Award). This workshop explores the range of K Award options available, provides an overview of the K Award application process and review criteria, and includes a step-by-step guide to preparing an outstanding and successful application. With the exception of the K99/R00 mechanism, K award applicants must be citizens of the US or permanent residents.

 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
S120 Starzl BST

This workshop will feature a panel discussion of current recipients of K99/R00 awards. The NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award was established to facilitate a postdoctoral trainee's ability to transition to an independent scientist earlier in his or her career. This award provides support for an intensive supervised career development experience in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences leading to research independence. Non-US citizens are eligible however applications must be submitted within four years of having received a doctoral degree. Participants are to view the video Know Your K: Writing a Successful K Award Application prior to attending this panel discussion for an overview of the K award mechanism.

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
S100 Starzl BST
Christine Milcarek, PhD

Part of the 2014 NIH Mentored Career Development Award Workshop Series

First, Watch

Click HERE to view the K Award video in advance of this workshop.

Second, Join Us

Take a closer look at how a study section works. 

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
S100 Starzl BST
Mark S. Roberts, MD, MPP

**PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF TIME AND LOCATION**

(previously scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. in S120 Starzl BST)

 

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) primary grant mechanisms for supporting new and mid-career investigators is the Mentored Career Development Award (a.k.a. K Award). This workshop explores the range of K Award options available, provides an overview of the K Award application process and review criteria, and includes a step-by-step guide to preparing an outstanding and successful application.

 

Monday, December 17, 2012 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Mark S. Roberts, MD, MPP
Professor and Chair of Health Policy and Management,
Graduate School of Public Health
Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
Professor of Industrial Engineering, Swanson School of Engineering

**PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the previously scheduled "Know Your K" program on Thursday, December 6, 2012 has been changed to Monday, December 17, 2012 from 3 to 5 p.m. at S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower. If you have already registered for the former December 6th program, please re-register being that the new date still fits in your schedule. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you on Monday, December 17, 2012 from 3 to 5 p.m. at S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower.


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) primary grant mechanisms for supporting new and mid-career investigators is the Mentored Career Development Award (a.k.a. K Award). This workshop explores the range of K Award options available, provides an overview of the K Award application process and review criteria, and includes a step-by-step guide to preparing an outstanding and successful application.

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 3:00am - 4:00am
S100 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Presenter: Gerry F. Gebhart, PhD
School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 3:00am - 5:00am
S120 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Presenter: Mark S. Roberts, MD, MPP
Professor and Chair of Health Policy and Management,
Graduate School of Public Health
Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
Professor of Industrial Engineering, School of Engineering Professor of Clinical and Translational Science, Schools of the Health Sciences

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) primary grant mechanisms for supporting new and mid-career investigators is the Mentored Career Development Award (a.k.a. K Award). This workshop explores the range of K Award options available, provides an overview of the K Award application process and review criteria, and includes a step-by-step guide to preparing an outstanding and successful application.