Path to K Mentored Career Development Grant

An innovative career development program whose purpose is to train biomedical researchers and prepare them for a successful K grant application

The CCTS, The Office of Health Sciences, and The OSU College of Medicine have partnered to create an innovative career development program whose purpose is to train biomedical researchers and prepare them for a successful K grant application. The CCTS/OHS/COM Path to K Program supports the career development of investigators who have made a commitment to conduct either patient-oriented or translational research. The Path to K Grant is available for a period of up to two years (contingent on satisfactory progress).

Research funded: 

  • Epidemiological and behavioral studies  
  • Health outcomes and health services research  
  • Research with human tissues, specimens, and cognitive phenomena 
  • Mechanisms of human disease  therapeutic interventions  
  • Clinical trials
  • Development of new technologies

Early career junior faculty on the tenure or clinical track from the following health sciences colleges at the Ohio State University are eligible to apply: College of Dentistry, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Optometry, College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health, and College of Veterinary Medicine.

The Path to K grant is designed to benefit a wide spectrum of clinical and/or translational researchers across OSU. The grant provides salary support to ensure protected time for mentored research and didactic training in clinical/ translational research across a wide variety of project topics and academic areas. The overall goal of the program is to equip early career investigators to advance on the path to be competitive for NIH K Career Development Grants (or equivalent).

Program Preference will be given to junior faculty members on the tenure or clinical track with fewer than three years since their appointment, but junior faculty with three or more years since their appointment are eligible to apply.

Letter of Intent Due Date: October 10, 2021, midnight

Full Application Due Date: Dec. 22, 2021, midnight

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Path to K RFA Information

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