Apply Now for the 2022 Advance-K Scholar Career Development Program from Advance-CTR

Apply Now for the 2022 Advance-K Career Development Program and learn what it takes to win an NIH K award and jumpstart your research career.

About the Program

The program aims to train the next generation of clinical and translational researchers to conduct rigorous and reproducible science and prepare mentored career development award (CDA) applications that will ultimately advance health in Rhode Island and beyond. Advance-K Scholars will follow a common curriculum of clinical and translational research competencies, grantsmanship, and professional development, along with a customized set of activities to meet individual learning goals.

Advance-K Scholars are required to participate in 2-hour, bi-weekly training sessions on Wednesdays (3 – 5 p.m.) throughout the duration of the year-long program. Each Scholar will enhance the skills specific to his/her research and career development through an individualized learning plan.

By the completion of the program, Scholars will have prepared and submitted an application for individual funding (K01, K08, K23, or CDAs from the VA or foundations).

Dates & Deadlines

  • Pre-application Info Session (Zoom): Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 1-2 p.m.
  • Applications Due: Friday, September 2, 2022
  • Possible Phone Interviews: September 19-23, 2022
  • Notification of Acceptance: By Monday, October 3, 2022
  • Program Begins: Wednesday, October 26, 2022
  • Program Ends: Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Click here to view the 2022 RFA

For questions on the application or Advance-K program, you may contact Audra Van Wart, Associate Dean for Training and Program Development ( or Ulrike Mende, Professor of Medicine (