CTSI K Scholar Pre-Application Coaching Program

Are you interested in becoming a funded CTSI Scholar?

The new CTSI K Scholar Pre-Application Coaching Program is designed to assist clinical research fellows, post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty in preparing their applications for the CTSI K Scholar Program 2022 funding cycle.

Selected applicants will be split into small groups and assigned to a CTSI K Scholar Leadership Team member who will conduct three workshops for the group. This will allow for individualized feedback to be given to each candidate as well as promote rich discussions among group members.

For more information, contact scholar1@buffalo.edu or (716) 829-4718.

Application Due Date: May 26, 2021

Those interested in applying to this K Scholar Pre-Application Coaching Program will submit the following information to scholar1@buffalo.edu by May 26, 2021:

  • Applicant’s CV
  • One-page document containing the following:    
    • Project title  
    • Name of primary mentor (if known)
    • Brief project description (1 paragraph)
    • Publication record in the area of the proposed research project

Program Structure:

Selected applicants will be required to attend a two-hour orientation session and three two-hour workshops

Applicants will be split into small groups (3 – 5 applicants per group) and assigned to a CTSI K Scholar Leadership Team member who will conduct all three workshops for the group. This will allow for individualized feedback to be given to each candidate as well as promote rich discussions among group members.

Applicants must submit drafts of the proposed application sections 7 days prior to each workshop to allow for CTSI K Scholar Leadership Team members to review before the next scheduled workshop.

In addition to the orientation session (scheduled the week of June 7, 2021), there will be a total of three workshops on the following areas led by members of the CTSI K Scholar Leadership Team:

Session Dates
Orientation Session Week of June 7, 2021
Specific Aims Workshop Week of June 21, 2021
Significance & Innovation Workshop Week of July 19, 2021
Career Development Plan Workshop Week of August 9, 2021

Applicant Eligibility:

Clinician Scientists with Doctoral Degree.

[Clinician scientists are investigators licensed to provide patient care and trained to conduct research]

Applicants must hold one of the following degrees: 

  • MD, DO, DDS, DMD, OD, DC, PharmD, DVM, ND (Dr. Naturopathy)
  • PhD or a doctoral degree in a clinical discipline: clinical psychology, nursing, clinical genetics, speech-language pathology, audiology or rehabilitation, others. 

Pre-Clinical Researchers.

  • PhD conducting preclinical research in translational science spectrum aligned with the NIH mission. This category may include individuals with a PhD in basic sciences or a PhD in public health sciences.   

 

This program is supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under award numbers UL1TR001412 and KL2TR001413 to the University at Buffalo, and by funds from the Buffalo Translational Consortium.