Research Education and Careers in Health (REACH)


For K Applicants

NIH-supported career development awards are designed to develop a diverse pool of highly trained scientists to address the Nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs.  These awards provide junior faculty with protected time in order to become productive and fully independent investigators, as well as mentors for the next generation of researchers.  The resources included here provide detailed information about the various types of career development awards, as well as specific tools to be used in putting together K award applications.    

NIH K Kiosk – Information about NIH Career Development Awards

Descriptions of NIH Career Development Awards (Purpose, Eligibility, Review Criteria)

Successful K Proposal Library
Click here for access to a collection of previously funded K proposals.  This online library has been created to support UIC researchers in their grant writing process. It has been made possible by award recipients who have generously offered their work for review by the UIC community. Access is limited to UIC researchers. The library current includes examples of K01, K08, K23, and K99 grant applications.
(Bluestem password required)

Career Development Planning Tables/Templates
Feel free to use or modify any of the tables included here when developing your own career development plans. 

Educational Programs Available for Researchers at UIC  
The educational programs outlined here provide details about the formalized educational programs available to UIC researchers. 

Click here for a list of sample elective courses available to those interested in expanding their clinical and translational research skills. 

UIC Office for Research Services
Click here for a list of training workshops, including “Writing for the Reviewer: Strengthening Your NIH Mentored K Proposal.”

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