Writing A Successful Career Development Award Application (2018)
This is the first AUA online course designed with the researcher in mind! Focusing on the arc of preparation and submission of a Career Development Award (CDA) grant application, this course will help you write a strong and competitive NIH K-Award application.
This online training includes four modules that provide guidance in determining whether or not this is an appropriate career goal for individuals, preparation of a well-developed training plan, creation of a research plan that will support training objectives, and how to respond when an application is not funded. The overall goal is to increase the funding rate of urologically-oriented investigators who submit CDA applications.
Career Development Awards (CDA) were created to provide support for continued training in research for individuals who have completed advanced clinical (fellowship, residency) or research (postdoctoral) training. The objective of a CDA is to provide a bridge from mentored training to success as an independent investigator.
- Postdoctoral Fellows
- Medical Students
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Select an interesting and competitive research question to pursue and identify the right mentors for support
- Develop a comprehensive training plan
- Ensure that the research question focuses on a gap in current knowledge and provides experience that supports the training plan
- Restructure the application to increase competitiveness if the application does not receive a fundable score.
NOTE: This activity is a non-CME resource. CME is not awarded for this activity.