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  • K Award Writer Series

    The K Award Writer Series is a collaborative effort with the Office of Research to deliver a 12-session program (2 meetings per month) designed to provide step-by-step guidance and tailored feedback regarding the development of a National Institute of Health (NIH) K Award application. The program will be developed over a six-month period of time for early career faculty at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) who intend to submit or resubmit a K Award application within the next year focused on rural health and/or health disparities.

    Each 90-minute session will focus on a particular aspect of writing a K Award application. Sessions will include didactic presentations and group discussions by previous K-awardees and faculty who have mentored K-awardees. Session topics will include:

    • Getting Started
    • The Candidate
    • Writing Research Aims
    • Research Plan: Significance and Innovation
    • Research Plan: Hypothesis and Research Design
    • Budgets
    • Mentoring and Education Plans
    • Responsible Conduct of Research
    • Mentor Letters and Letters of Support
    • Abstracts
    • Final Presentations
    • Wrap-Up “The Rest of the Grant Application”

    Please contact Elizabeth Bell at ebell@umc.edu or at (601) 815-9000 for additional information.