Fall 2018 Postdoc F32 and K99 Grantsmanship Series

Tues Aug 14, 9:30-10:30 am

WHAT: “An Intro to NIH F32 Awards” with Stephanie Freel, PhD
WHERE: Rm 143 Jones Bldg
REGISTER: https://tinyurl.com/Fall2018F32Intro

The Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA F32) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships provides up to three years of support for promising postdocs who have the potential to become productive, independent investigators within the broad scope of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research, and to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available to address the Nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. Please note that F32 awards are limited to US citizens and permanent residents.

In this seminar, Stephanie Freel, PhD, PMP, will give an overview of the F32 award mechanism, including positioning oneself  for success, responding to core review criteria, and writing to promote a successful application.

SPEAKER: Stephanie Freel, PhD, PMP, is the Associate Director of Outreach and Mentorship in the Duke Office for Clinical Research (DOCR). A recent transplant from the Office for Faculty Mentoring, where she developed the K Club and Path to Independence Programs, she now oversees the DOCR study planning, grant review, and mentorship programs for faculty, postdocs, fellows, residents, and study staff conducting clinical research (more information on DOCR programs can be found here). Her work with NRSA applicants within the Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, DHVI, and Radiation Oncology resulted in an 80% success rate with 4 first submission awards since 2012.

Watch on the Duke Postdoctoral Services YouTube Channel


Tues Aug 28, 9:30-10:30 am

WHAT: “Effective Written Communication” with Joanna Downer, PhD, Associate Dean for Research Development
WHERE: Rm 143 Jones Bldg
REGISTER: https://tinyurl.com/Fall2018F32Effective

During this session, you will learn how to effectively communicate your ideas and plans to grant reviewers. Led by Joanna Downer, PhD, Associate Dean for Research Development for the Duke School of Medicine, this session will teach you how to apply the writing principles developed by Dr. George Gopen, Professor of the Practice Emeritus of the Duke University Writing Program, as well as Dr. Downer’s own tips and tricks for effectively revising your own work. Dr. Downer has extensive experience in grant writing and has contributed to the successful acquisition of a number of large center-type research grants for School of Medicine faculty.

SPEAKER: Joanna Downer joined the Chancellor’s and School of Medicine’s Dean’s Offices at Duke Medicine in January 2006. Since 2009, she has led the Office of Research Development at the School of Medicine. She previously worked in science writing and media relations, first at Duke Medicine and then at Johns Hopkins Medicine. At Duke, she covered basic and clinical cancer research, and at Hopkins she covered the biomedical sciences, genetic medicine, and cell engineering. She also has extensive experience in scientific editing. Joanna holds an MA and PhD in nuclear chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis. While in graduate school, she was a Mass Media Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, placed at Time Magazine in Washington DC. Joanna also earned a BS with Honors in chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh PA.

Access to this video is limited to the Duke Community. Please email for the link.


Tues Sept 25, 9:30-10:30 am

WHAT: NIH F32 Awards: Perspectives from Awardees
WHERE: Rm 143 Jones Bldg
REGISTER: https://tinyurl.com/Fall2018F32Perspectives

The Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA/F32) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships provides up to three years of support for promising postdocs who have the potential to become productive, independent investigators within the broad scope of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research, and to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available to address the Nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs.  Please join us to hear from a panel of Duke postdocs who have successfully applied for the F32 Award. Panelists will discuss their personal experience applying for an F32, the awards process, finding support, and tips for success (or failure and then success, in the case of those who applied more than once!)

PANELISTS:

  • Michael Brown, PhD,  is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Neurosurgery. He was awarded an F32 from NCI.
  • Kacy Gordon, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Biology. She was awarded an F32 from NIGMS.
  • Christopher Kassotis, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Nicholas School of the Environment. He was awarded an F32 from NIEHS.
  • Cameron Prigge, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Neurobiology. She was awarded an F32 from NEI.

Watch on the Duke Postdoctoral Services YouTube Channel


Tues Oct 9, 9:30-10:30 am

WHAT: “How the F32 and K99/R00 Awards Have Helped Shape My Career” with Diego V. Bohórquez, PhD, Assistant Professor, Duke Medicine
WHERE: Rm 143 Jones Bldg
REGISTERhttps://tinyurl.com/Fall2018F32Career

Diego V. Bohórquez, PhD, is Assistant Professor of GI and Neurobiology in the Duke Department of Medicine (gutbrains.com). He is a gut-brain neuroscientist whose focus is to unveil how the brain perceives what the gut feels, how food in the intestine is sensed by our body, and how a sensory signal from a nutrient is transformed into an electrical signal that alters behavior.

As a Duke postdoc, Dr Bohórquez successfully applied for both the NIH F32 and K99/R00 awards.  He will discuss how the awards have shaped his career, and give advice on how current Duke postdocs can successfully apply for these awards.

Watch on the Duke Postdoctoral Services YouTube Channel


Tues Oct 23, 9:30-10:30 am

WHAT: Tips for Writing a Successful K99 Application
WHERE: Rm 143 Jones Bldg
REGISTER: https://tinyurl.com/Fall2018F32K99

The NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) is designed for postdocs who are interested in a quicker transition to becoming an independent researcher The award provides up to 5 years of support consisting of two phases: 1-2 years of mentored support for postdoctoral research scientists, followed by up to 3 years of independent support contingent on securing an independent tenure-track or equivalent research position. The K99/R00 award is open to both US citizens and non-US citizens. This workshop will go over grant writing tips and considerations for K99/R00 applications.

SPEAKER: Sohini Sengupta, PhD, MPH, is Director of the Office of Campus Research Development (OCRD), where she helps investigators prepare competitive grant applications.

Watch on the Duke Postdoctoral Services YouTube Channel


Tues Oct 30, 9:30-10:30 am

WHAT: NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00): Perspectives from Awardees
WHERE: Rm 143 Jones Bldg
REGISTER: https://tinyurl.com/Fall2018NIHPathway

The NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) is designed to help postdocs transition from a mentored postdoctoral research position to a stable independent research position at an earlier stage than is currently the norm. The award provides up to 5 years of support consisting of two phases: 1-2 years of mentored support for postdoctoral research scientists, followed by up to 3 years of independent support contingent on securing an independent tenure-track or equivalent research position. The K99/R00 award is open to both US citizens and non-US citizens.

Please join us to hear from a panel of Duke postdocs and faculty who have successfully applied for the prestigious NIH K99/R00 Award. Panelists will discuss their personal experience applying for a K99, the K99 awards process, transitioning from the K phase to the R phase (including how the award impacted their faculty job search), and tips for success (or failure and then success, in the case of those who applied more than once!)

PANELISTS:

  • Chang-Lung Lee, PhD, Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology (K99/R00 from NCI)
  • Christopher Nelson, PhD, Research Scientist, Biomedical Engineering (K99/R00 from NBIB)
  • Debra Silver, PhD, Associate Professor, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology (K99/R00 from NINDS; standing study section member for K99/R00 awards for NINDS)
  • Purushothama Rao Tata, PhD, Assistant Professor, Cell Biology (K99/R00 from NHLBI)

Watch on the Duke Postdoctoral Services YouTube Channel