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R Club Grant Program


The goal of the R Club is to improve grantsmanship by promoting clarity of thought and logical presentation of an R01 research proposal for submission to the NIH, so as to have the greatest impact on fundability. The R Club will provide early career/junior investigators with:

  • Workshops outlining a step-by-step guide on how to construct a Specific Aims page and a
    competitive R01 Proposal.
  • Proposal examples and templates of supporting documents.
  • Constructive feedback on a Specific Aims page.
  • For a select cohort, comprehensive proposal content edits, and feedback from a grant writer.

If you are interested in taking part in the R Club Grant Program, please fill out and submit the brief REDCap Intake Form by Monday, July 25th 2022:

R Club Intake Form


For the October 2022 NIH deadline, the R Club Grant Program will start early August 2022.
For the 2023 (February, June, and October) NIH deadlines, the R Club Program will start in November 2022, March 2023, and July 2023, respectively.


To be eligible for the R Club Grant Program, applicants must have a full-time junior faculty appointment and be a member of UC’s College of Medicine and/or the CCTST. Applicants must be preparing an original or re-submission application that could ultimately lead to the funding of their first R01 proposal. Members of underrepresented racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups, and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. All participants of the R Club Grant Program must be CCTST members. CCTST membership is free and open to all. For online membership registration: CCTST Registration

Overview of the review process

Following a comprehensive workshop on “How to construct a Specific Aims page”, participants will beinvited to submit their Specific Aims page for peer-review by a grant review committee. Participants selected for one-on-one proposal assistance will be chosen based on scientific merit and the likelihood of achieving extramural funding support. Recommendations will be made to an Executive Committee who will approve all decisions.

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