Principal Investigators Association

The Secrets to Winning K08 & K23 Awards:

Get ‘Protected Time’ to Enhance Your Career

Instructional Pack: Executive Report + On-Demand Webinar

If you’re looking for grant funding that will provide money for your research and your salary, while giving you some breathing room to do the work you desire, the NIH’s K08 and K23 awards are definitely worth considering. These grants can offer you the funding you need to get results from your research. 

Although you can get some research-targeted funding, the K08 and K23 awards are mentored career development awards, not research grants, explains Olga C. Watkins, PhD, assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Primarily, the award programs focus on supporting your development as a scientific investigator in the academic sector.

This instructional pack will cover the specifics of K08 and K23 awards, the reasons why you should apply, the importance of a good mentor, where you will need help, what happens after you submit your application, and much more!

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Executive Report —
The Secrets to Winning K08 & K23 Awards: Get ‘Protected Time’ to Enhance Your Career
(a $199 value)

The K08 grant is the “Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award,” while the K23 is the “Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award.” The main difference between these two grants is that the K23 requires direct interaction with human subjects, while the K08 does not.

Because these grants aren’t research awards, your approach in writing the proposal is quite different from writing an R01 or other type of NIH grant. To greatly increase your chances of getting K08/K23 funding, you can take a few pointers from Dr. Watkins, co-author of this executive report.

Inside this 20+ page special report, you will find expert advice for:

  • Determine Your Eligibility – Not Everyone Can (or Should) Apply (pg. 5)
  • Win Over Reviewers with a Stellar Proposal
    (pg. 8 )
  • What Happens After You Apply (pg. 18)
  • K08/K23 Application Checklist (pg. 21)
  • K08/K23 Key Contacts (pg. 23)

Report format: PDF version.

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60-Minute On-Demand Webinar: 
The Art and Science of Writing K08 or K23 Career Development Grant Applications
(a $197 value)

Writing for a mentored career development award isn’t hard … once you know all the tricks of the trade. Nonetheless, it is definitely an art. You have to stand out from the crowd and put your best foot forward.

There are definite strategies you can use to successfully present yourself, your mentor, your environment, and your career development plans, among others. Second best won’t get you funded. You must convince the NIH that you are worthy of the taxpayers’ money. If you think you are worthy, then convincing the NIH should be easy … with a little help.

Key take-aways include:

  • Understanding NIH’s complicated requirements for these grant applications
  • Importance of all the career development proposal elements, and what to include in each
  • Confidence in asking for help and seeking reviewers
  • Nature of the research proposal and the importance of testable hypotheses
  • The significance of an excellent mentor and committee

On-demand webinar format: CD, MP4 or PDF transcript.

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This instructional pack is brought to you as a training tool by the Principal Investigators Association, which is an independent organization. The presentation, tools presented and their contents are not connected with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or the National Science Foundation (NSF), nor are they endorsed by these agencies. All views expressed are those personally held by the presenter and are not official government policies or opinions.