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 (Feb 2022 submissions) is OPEN:  

Capacity for the upcoming (Feb 2022) cycle will be capped to maintain social distancing.

Open to Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Meharry Medical College postdoctoral fellows and early career faculty who are currently preparing a career development award (K or equivalent) or R01 grant.

The Edge Grant Pacing Workshop and peer accountability groups are designed to help you prepare the best possible grant. This virtual workshop includes self-paced prep materials, pre-recorded videos, and face-to-face 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 February 2022 grant submission deadlines. (January deadlines for AIDS-related grants.)

You must be preparing a career development award (K-equivalent) or R01 grant.

Pertinent dates for this cycle are shown in green column below.

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 or with inquiries.

Schedule for October 2021 submission group (CURRENT):

Grant Pacing Workshop – K & R Sessions for October CycleDate of Discussion
[all via Zoom at 12:00]
Overview of Project Management & Accountability GroupsJune 11
Creating a Project TImelineJune 18
Review of Individual TimelinesJune 25
Critique of Funded Grants LibraryJuly 2
Research Strategy & ApproachJuly 16
Career Development Plan & RCRJuly 23
Edge Review Survey of IntentJuly 29 by 5:00pm
Detailed Budgets & JustificationAug 6
Edge Review Materials DueAug 12 by 5:00pm
Any Lingering QuestionsAug 20
Edge Review MeetingAug 31 & Sept 2
Responding to Reviewer Critiques & Final QuestionsSept 10


Schedule for February 2022 submission group (Registering Now):

Grant Pacing Workshop – K & R Sessions for February CycleDate of Discussion
[Zoom sessions at 12:00]
K - Session 1 (in-person)Sept 14 1:00-5:00
R - Session 1 (in-person)Sept 15 1:00-5:00
Q&A zoomOct 8
R - Session 2 (in-person)Oct 19 8:30-4:00
K - Session 2 (in-person)Oct 26 8:30-4:00
Q&A zoomNov 12
Edge Review Survey of IntentNov 15 by 5:00pm
Q&A zoomDec 3
Edge Review Materials SubmitDec 9 by 5:00pm
Q&A zoomDec 17
Edge Review MeetingJan 4 & 6
Q&A zoomJan 14


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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