UCLA CTSI K Workshop

UCLA CTSI K Workshop
Registration deadline: 5PM on May 31, 2016
Draft K aplication submission deadline: 5PM on June 16, 2016

Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016      Time: 8:30am-4:00pm


UCLA Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium (NRB 132)
635 Charles Young Drive South
Los Angeles, CA 90095

The UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) will be holding an all-day workshop for junior investigators who have applied, are applying, or thinking about applying for a NIH K/Career Development Award. We are offering this special opportunity to junior faculty at the UCLA CTSI partnered institutions (Cedars-Sinai, CDU, LA Biomed Harbor-UCLA, and UCLA) to learn how to prepare successful K applications. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

During the morning session of this K Workshop, presentations will be made by UCLA CTSI Research Education, Training, and Career Development Program Leaders on the following topics: navigation of the NIH K award process, development of NIH K award proposals, familiarization with the UCLA CTSI KL2 award process, and an overview of CTSI resources. During the afternoon session, the CTSI senior investigators and leaders will review and discuss draft applications submitted by junior faculty and provide feedback on preparing successful K award applications on an individual basis. The workshop will be relevant to anyone who plans to seek a K or career development award.  You can also find past workshop materials at


8:30am-9:00am                REGISTRATION (BREAKFAST WILL BE SERVED)
9:00am-12:30pm              PRESENTATIONS
12:30pm-1:30pm              LUNCH


Carol Mangione, MD, MSPH (CTSI Bio)
Isidro Salusky, MD (CTSI Bio)
Mitchell Wong, MD, PhD (CTSI Bio)

SPACE IS LIMITED and is available on a first come first serve basis!  Please REGISTER as soon as possible by 5PM on May 31, 2016.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

To participate in the afternoon review/discussion session, draft applications MUST be submitted by 5PM on June 16, 2016 to to give faculty sufficient time to review and plan their schedules to attend the workshop.  These draft applications can be the same ones submitted previously for the UCLA CTSI KL2 Award or another draft K application in ANY STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT.

What should I submit with my draft grant application?  You may refer to the NIH website for page limits for K applications at

  • NIH Biosketch
  • Specific Aims
  • First three items of Candidate Information (Candidate's Background, Career Goals and Objectives, and Career Development/Training Activities During Award Period)
  • Research Strategy
  • Other sections you want reviewed
  • CTSI Grant Writing Workshop Review Session Agreement Form.  Please CLICK HERE to download a blank copy of the form.

NOTE: If you are selected to participate in the review process, copies of your materials will be distributed to ALL attendees for that session in addition to your assigned reviewers.  All copies will be collected at the end of the workshop and shredded.

If you have any questions, please contact the UCLA CTSI Education Program at