Join a team achieving major impact: Become an R01 Boot Camp coach or mentee

September 25, 2018  //  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 2019 Cohort of its R01 Boot Camp 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 1:1 counsel from an internal subject matter expert who helps review research plans and proposal drafts.

Since “graduation,” the first four Boot Camp cohorts have brought in more than $110 million in new research funding, including more than 40 R01s. On average, 35 percent of mentees who submit R01s will be awarded those grants within 12 months of program completion.

Applications are due for mentees and coaches by Monday, Oct. 15.

There’s a new team this year! You can apply to be a mentee or coach for the Center for Human Growth and Development using their specific application on UMMS Competition Space.

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, or contact Jill Jividen, Ph.D., assistant director for research development.