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R Club Grant Program


The goal of the R Club Grant Program is to assist early-stage investigators in the preparation of an NIH Research Grant. Specifically, the R Club aims to improve grantsmanship by promoting clarity of thought and logical presentation of a Research proposal – to have the greatest impact on fundability – by providing:

  • Workshops outlining a step-by-step guide on how to construct a Specific Aims page and a
    competitive Research Proposal.
  • Proposal examples and templates of supporting documents.
  • Constructive feedback on a Specific Aims page (with tracked revisions, margin comments, and key recommendations).
  • For a select cohort, comprehensive review of a Research Proposal, including scientific content and logical presentation of information (with tracked revisions, margin comments, and key recommendations) by a grant writer.

If you are interested in taking part in the R Club Grant Program, please submit the brief REDCap Intake Form or contact Jen Veevers for further information:

R Club Intake Form


The R Club Grant Program is available year-round. To take full advantage of the multi-level grant writing support, it is advised to submit this form a minimum of 4 months prior to your internal grant deadline.


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 major NIH Research proposal. 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. Members of underrepresented racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups, and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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