MICHR K Writing Workshops

MICHR K Writing Workshops

The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) K Writing Workshop is a structured three-part program designed to assist early career faculty and fellows who are preparing competitive career development grant applications (NIH and VA CDA).

The program takes place each fall with three sessions spread out over six weeks. During the workshop, participants work in small groups and exchange draft sections of their proposals for peer critique and feedback from senior faculty coaches who are experienced in NIH study section thinking. Each session focuses on different sections of the career award proposal, including the Candidate Background, Career Objectives & Plan, Specific Aims and Mentor Letters.

Since 2015, IHPI has partnered with MICHR to sponsor health services research-specific groups within the K Writing Workshop program for participants who prefer this focus.

2017 Participants 

2016 Participants 

2015 Participants


Individuals interested in learning more about this program should visit MICHR’s website or contact IHPI Grant Development Specialist, Wendy Lombard.

“The IHPI/MICHR K-writing workshop was instrumental in helping me develop a competitive K-award application. The online videos covered important topics for writing this unique grant application. The small group mentorship with IHPI faculty provided insightful review and critique that greatly improved my grant application. I would strongly recommend this workshop to any IHPI member who is considering a career development award!”Geoff Barnes, M.D., Clinical Lecturer

“The workshop provided me with the framework and approach I needed to start writing my K. Having small group facilitators and other junior faculty in the group who were health services researchers helped me to shape my research aims and training plan in the way I needed. I would definitely recommend this to IHPI members who are in the process of writing a career development award.”Renu Tipirneni, M.D., Clinical Lecturer