Career Development Resources

Career Development Resources

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIH Advice on Mentored Career Development Awards.  Learn which mentored K awards are tailored to physician-scientists and why it's important to pick the right institute for your application.

Success Rates by mechanism at all NIH Institutes and Centers. View information on funding and spending by fiscal year.

Looking for NIH research grant examples? The NIAID has example grants and summary statements (aka pink sheets).  Other funded K Award samples

Twelve Tips for writing a strong research application


Dr. David Redden's methodology seminars on The Fundamentals of Data Management

Part 1 

Part 2

Part 3

Dr. Henry Sun's Scientific Method website.

Dr. Mark Rolstch Fellowship and K award talks. 

Dr. Rolstch visited the UAB campus in May; the archived talks are from similar events at Stanford University

Regular Offerings

Training Interdisciplinary & Emerging Research Scholars (bimonthly)

Secondary Data Analysis and Health Services Research Methods Seminar (1st Thursday at noon - see page to register)

Professional Skills Training Program (2nd Thursday at 11:00 - see page to register)

UAB campus Journal Clubs

Entering Mentoring small groups and Annual Mentoring Academcy

Degree programs (MS and MSPH) 

Certificate Programs


Biostatistics and Epidemiology



Office of Postdoctoral Education courses

Lab management


Translational Medicine

Job Skills

K Writing Group

Are you interested in meeting with peers to discuss elements of career development or fellowship trianing plans?  Contact us for more information on writing groups.

Have you contacted the NIH Program Official for advice?


Core Competencies in Clinical and Translational Research A collaboration of NCATS and CTSA Consortium members have defined the training standards for core competencies in clinical and translational research.

Cultural Competence in Research An annotated bibliography from the Harvard Catalyst

Mentoring Competencies