KOHORT Is a Grants Facilitation Unit-led 22-week program that enables participants to create and submit an NIH career development award (K08, K23, K99/R00)

KOHORT is a five-month program solely for postdocs and early-stage investigators (ESI; having had no prior NIH R-series research award funding). This program is developed and led by the School of Medicine Office of Research Grants Facilitation Unit (GFU). KOHORT is designed to provide investigators with a solid foundation in creating, submitting, and receiving a career development award (K01, K08, K23, K99/R00, etc.) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It is not suitable for investigators writing research (R-series) proposals for NIH or for people writing career development proposals for NSF or other extramural funding agencies or foundations.

Mentors are expected to participate actively with their mentee in KOHORT and will be compensated for their efforts. This involves: 1) participation in at least two KOHORT writing group discussions; 2) review of mentee grant application sections throughout the duration of KOHORT; and 3) final discussion of application after mock study section with outside reviewers.

Application Process

Please complete an application form and email a single PDF of the required materials to Angela Sharma at adsharma@ucdavis.edu by February 15, 2023. All applications will be thoroughly reviewed, and candidates will be informed of their inclusion in the KOHORT program by March 15, 2023. KOHORT will begin on Thursday, April 20, 2023, and scholars will meet every other Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.