K-Club 10/19/20 (NOTE TIME 11 am to noon)

Location: Zoom Streaming Only--Please register via the RSVP link

The October, November and December K-Clubs will be a 3-part series based on an excellent webinar recently hosted by the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) and presented by Jaime S. Rubin, PhD, Vice Chair for Investigator Development, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, titled Transitioning to Research Independence: Funding and Grantsmanship for Newly Independent Investigators. Each month we will focus on one topic covered in this webinar, highlighting key concepts and pausing to allow invited panelists to provide their perspective and input on those topics. The topic areas are as follows:

Monday, October 19, 2020 – Transitioning to Research Independence Part 1: Types of NIH Awards
Covers about the first 30 minutes of Dr. Rubin’s NRMN presentation

  • Timeline of Funding for Junior Investigators
  • Types of Awards
  • Types of Funding Announcements

Monday, November 9, 2020 – Transitioning to Research Independence Part 2: Grantsmanship
Covers segment of Dr. Rubin’s NRMN presentation from 57 minutes to 1 hour 18 minutes

  • Approaches for Competitive Applications
  • Candidate and Research Team
  • Common Problems with Applications from New Investigators

Monday, December 14, 2020 – Transitioning to Research Independence Part 3: NIH Review Process
Covers segment of Dr. Rubin’s NRMN presentation primarily from 32 minutes to 46 minutes

  • Review Process
  • Review Criteria
  • Rigor and Reproducibility



Jennifer Villaseñor
Program & Research Manager
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
& Emory University


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