The CCTS is committed to supporting junior investigators. Melissa McBrayer, MEd, Director of the CCTS Research Commons, is available to provide support for postdoctoral researchers, clinical fellows, and junior faculty by assisting with NIH Research Career (K) and Fellowship (F) applications. Areas of focus include the development of personal statements, identifying career development goals, and crafting career development plans.
Melissa presents on career development plans for the CCTS Professional Skills Training Program and is an invited speaker on training and career development awards. View additional Career Development and Grant-writing Resources.
Helpful Information from the NIH
The NIH’s Office of Extramural Research (OER) guides investigators through the process of obtaining grant funding and helps them understand and navigate federal policies and procedures. This site is the repository of information on grants policy, forms and instructions, news and events, as well as the NIH guide search engine.