K-to-R Transition Program

Gail Daumit, MD, MHS
Professor of Medicine

The “K-to-R” Transition Program was implemented in response to the growing need to enhance the transition from mentored career development awards (K’s) to independent awards (R’s). The ICTR’s Training, Education, & Career Development Programs has partnered with the Office of Faculty Development and the Professional Development and Career Office to provide oversight, support, resources, and networking opportunities for K-level mentored awardees.  To address some of the needs and overcome the barriers identified, this program links available resources for preparation of future R grant submissions, including individual or small group mentoring and an annual retreat for engaged mentored awardees.

Please contact our program staff, Mia Terkowitz, for more information, to be added to our mailing list, or to gain access to our SharePoint Resource Center.  We encourage all mentored level faculty to get in touch.  If we cannot direct you to the resource you desire, we will work with you to develop offerings to address that need.

We also offer a series of events and workshops during the academic year (September-May). These events are geared to provide peer-facilitated review, social support, and networking opportunities to discuss and share information on various topics as relevant, including, but not limited to: developing the research plan, responding to reviewers, writing progress reports, hiring Research Assistants, research resources, identifying other funding, building mentoring teams, work-life integration, preparing R applications, IRB, publications, specific aims reviews, and promotions.  The groups are encouraged and open to all mentored level faculty.

Monday, April 6, 2020: Working with & Optimizing Budgets

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. || Zoom
Joy Bolden, Grants and Contracts Manager, General Internal Medicine, Dept of Medicine, JHU SOM

Register (seminar will be online via Zoom)

Tuesday, April 28, 2020: Transitioning from Mentee to Mentor

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. || Zoom

Carisa M. Cooney, MPH, CCRP, Assistant Professor, Director of Education Innovation, Clinical Research Manager, Dept. of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, JHU SOM

Register (seminar will be online via Zoom)

Thursday, May 14, 2020: Writing the Right Grant

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. || 1-500Q, 2024 E. Monument Street and/or Zoom

Elise M. Weerts, PhD, Professor, JHU SOM, Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit, JHU SOM

Register (in person or online via Zoom) [Seminar may be online only.]


2019-2020 Seminar Schedule

NIH Grant Deadlines