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K Awards: The Next Step

K Awards: The Next Step

September 30, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
On-Line Event
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Aric Lane


Thinking about applying for a K award? Can’t make sense of all of the available K mechanisms? Wondering how to put together the most competitive application?

NIH Research Career Development Awards (K awards) promote career development and provide support for senior postdoctoral fellows or faculty-level candidates. In this ITHS event, Dr. Sheila Lukehart will provide an overview of the different types of K awards, and will discuss how to write competitive K award applications. Dr. Lukehart will leverage her many years of chairing K-award review committees at the NIH to provide practical tips and advice.

This event will cover a range of topics, including: whether a K award is for you; types of K awards; components of K applications; K award writing strategies; and NIH and reviewer expectations.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the session, participants will:

  1. Select the correct K award mechanism for their circumstances
  2. Develop a detailed career development section and research plan
  3. Format an application to make it more attractive to reviewers

Schedule of Activities

  • 12:00-12:10pm – Welcome, Overview, Introductions
  • 12:10-1:25pm – Presentation and Q&A
  • 1:25-1:30pm – Thank You and Feedback Survey

About the Speaker

Sheila LukehartSheila Lukehart, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Global Health at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She is a recognized expert on syphilis and Treponema pallidum, and has focused her research on molecular pathogenesis of syphilis, host immune responses to Treponema pallidum, neurosyphilis, syphilis-HIV interactions, and antibiotic resistance in T. pallidum. In addition, Dr. Lukehart has been actively involved in the training of young STD scientists as Director of the Sexually Transmitted Infections Developmental Research Program and the University of Washington STD & AIDS Research Training Program.