The CT Convergence Institute congratulates Erin Mead and Kevin Manning of the Pre-K Scholar Award Program on receiving funding for their K awards!

Both Kevin Manning, Psychiatry and Erin Mead, Medicine of the 2016 Pre-K Scholar Award cohort were recently notified of funding for their K awards. The Connecticut Convergence Institute congratulates them on their hard work and expertise.

The Pre-K Scholar Award Program is a 2-year interactive program designed to equip junior faculty with the knowledge and competencies to effectively apply for an NIH Research Career Development Awards (K award) as well as become leaders in clinical and translational science. The long-term goal is to increase the pipeline of researchers applying for K awards and a culture that supports this goal.

The Pre-K Scholar Award Program curriculum assists faculty in writing a successful NIH K award by focusing on finding mentorship, writing specific aims, developing research plan, determining career development needs, obtaining letters of support, institutional support, etc. Pre-K Scholars are awarded 30% protected time, as well as funding for travel to national conferences.