Join R01 Boot Camp to make an impact with your research

September 14, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Are you eager to make an impact with your research? Do you want to learn what it takes to become a successfully funded faculty researcher?

The U-M Medical School Office of Research is currently accepting applications for the 2018 cohort of its successful R01 Boot Camp program. Applications for both mentees and coaches are due Monday, Oct. 16.

After four years, the program’s mentees have brought in more than 160 new awards as PIs, totaling almost $100 million. On average, 35 percent of mentees who submit R01 proposals are awarded their first R01s within 12 months of completing the program.

R01 Boot Camp is an intensive mentorship program designed to help early career faculty receive their first NIH Research Project Grants (R01, or equivalent).

While developing proposals over the 10-month course, mentees attend a variety of workshops on topics such as grant writing, budgeting and time management. Throughout the program, mentees are guided by faculty coaches with established track records of external funding. They also receive one-on-one counsel from an Internal Subject Matter Expert who helps review research plans and proposal drafts.

If you are interested in participating as either a mentee (faculty who have not yet been PIs on R01 grants) or coach (senior faculty who have a history of NIH funding and an interest in mentoring), please complete the brief application on UMMS Competition Space.

Visit the program website for more information. Questions? Email us at, or contact Jill Jividen, Ph.D., assistant director for research development.