Clinical & Translational Career Development

Grant Pacing Workshops

Pace yourself smoothly to completion of your grant application.

Note: F series grant pacing information can be found here:


Registration for K & R series June 2022 submissions is open: GPW June 2022

Registrants must be preparing a career development award (K-equivalent) or R01 grant. The workshop will be limited to the first 16 K-writers and 16 R-writers. Subsequent registrants are placed on the waitlist.

Open to Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Meharry Medical College postdoctoral fellows and early career faculty.

The Edge Grant Pacing Workshop and peer accountability groups are designed to help you prepare the best possible grant. This workshop includes one half-day and one full-day in-person, as well as live virtual Q&A sessions with senior investigators. Between sessions, Dr. Katherine Hartmann and Dr. Ashley Hood and Edge for Scholars at Vanderbilt resources will be available.

The goal of the workshop is to help you keep steady progress to completion of your application for June 2022 grant submission deadlines. (May deadlines for AIDS-related grants.)

Pertinent dates for this cycle are shown below.

A registration email with exact workshop dates typically goes out one month before the first workshop of a series.  Email Adrienne Babcock to be placed on the distribution list or with inquiries.


Schedule for February 2022 submission group (currently in progress):

Grant Pacing Workshop – K & R Sessions for February CycleDate of Discussion
[Q&A via Zoom at 12:00]
K - Session 1Sept 14 1:30-3:00
R - Session 1Oct 8
Career Development Plans [K]Oct 15
ApproachOct 29
Budget & JustificationNov 5
Open Q&ANov 12
Edge Review Survey of IntentNov 15 by 5:00pm
Open Q&ADec 3
Edge Review Materials SubmitDec 9 by 5:00pm
Open Q&ADec 17
Edge Review MeetingJan 4 & 6
Open Q&A [discuss Review comments]Jan 14


Schedule for June 2022 submission group (registering now):

Grant Pacing Workshop – Sessions for June CycleDate of Discussion
[Q&A via Zoom at 12:00]
K - Session 1Jan 24 (1:00-5:00pm)
R - Session 1Jan 25 (1:00-5:00pm)
K - Session 2Feb 21 (8:30am-4:00pm)
R - Session 2Feb 22 (8:30am-4:00pm)
Open Q&AMar 18
Edge Review Survey of IntentMar 28 by 5:00pm
Open Q&AApr 8
Edge Review Materials SubmitApr 13 by 5:00pm
Open Q&AApr 29
Edge Review MeetingMay 3 & 5
Open Q&A [discuss Review comments]May 13


Materials for Pacing a K or R01 Award


  • available upon registration; contact Adrienne Babcock. A registration email with exact workshop dates typically goes out one month before the first workshop of a series. Email Ashley Hood to be placed on the distribution list.

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