Make an impact with the R01 Boot Camp program

September 22, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources


The U-M Medical School Office of Research is now accepting applications for the 2017 cohort of its Mentored Research Academy: R01 Boot Camp program. Applications for both coaches and mentees are due Monday, Oct. 17.

This is the fourth year of the successful mentoring program to support and increase the success rate of Medical School faculty applying for their first NIH Research Project Grant (R01) or equivalent grants.

R01 Boot Camp is a 10-month program comprised of:

  • Large group events and workshops: A proposal writing seminar, mock review, budget tips and more, designed to provide mentees with the tools and knowledge needed to write a successful R01 proposal
  • Self-directed interdisciplinary peer group activities: These will allow particpants to share, develop and review proposals
  • Faculty coaches with established track records of external funding: The coaches provide mentorship to early career investigators
  • Individual counsel on mentee research plans: Internal subject matter experts work with participants one-on-one
  • Final proposal review: External subject matter experts share their expertise and experiences

The program is currently seeking applications for both mentees (faculty who have not yet been PIs on R01 grants) and coaches (senior faculty who have a history of NIH funding and an interest in mentoring) for the 2017 Boot Camp.

If you are interested in participating as either a mentee or coach, you are encouraged to self-nominate by completing the application at UMMS Competition Space.

Additional details are available on the R01 Boot Camp website. Questions should be directed to or Jill Jividen, senior manager for research development support.