Registration for the 2020 IHPI/MICHR K Writing Workshop is now closed.
IHPI partners with the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) to offer a K Writing Workshop that is tailored to provide targeted support for our members’ health services research proposals. The K Writing Workshop is a structured three-part program, offered annually, to assist IHPI faculty members and fellows who are preparing a competitive career development award proposal (NIH, VA, and AHRQ CDA).
During the workshop sessions, participants work in small groups, exchanging drafts of their proposal sections for peer critique and feedback from senior faculty facilitators who are experienced in NIH study section thinking. Each session focuses on different sections of the career development award proposal, including the Candidate Background, Career Development Plan/Career Goals and Objectives, Specific Aims and Research Strategy, and Mentor Letters.
Early career faculty IHPI members who are currently writing or preparing to write a career development award proposal are eligible to participate in the program.
Application and Selection Process
The next IHPI/MICHR K Writing Workshop will be held in February and March 2021 from 5:30-8:00 pm at the North Campus Research Complex. The application will become available in the fall of 2020 via Eventbrite. Registration is required, and the fee for U-M participants is $150 ($195 for others). For participants who attend all three workshop sessions, MICHR will refund $100 of the registration fee.
Testimonials from past participants
“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.
“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.
“The K writing workshop was a really valuable resource for me. Even though I attended a year in advance of my planned submission date, it was extremely useful to go through the process of writing the pieces of the grant, which clarified my focus and helped me come up with a more unified plan moving forward.” – Beth Wallace, M.D.