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Succeeding With Your K Award

Succeeding With Your K Award is an interactive and supportive peer-mentoring seminar series (offered via Zoom until further notice) that allows early-career faculty and postdoctoral fellows to look at their own work and that of others in a critical but supportive manner. The series covers a variety of topics, including elevator pitches, the K-to-R transition and diversifying your funding portfolio. 

The series is designed for early-career faculty members or postdoctoral fellows supported on a National Institutes of Health K award. NUCATS compiles a participant list on an annual basis based on NIH funding at the beginning of each academic year. If you have not received an invitation and feel you should be included, please reach out to Morgan Barrowman.

Dates & Registration

The series meets on the third Monday of each month from September through June. This is a free professional development series. Email Morgan Barrowman to be added to the invitation list. The Succeeding with your K Award series began Monday, September 12. Please find upcoming sessions in the schedule below.

View 2022-23 Schedule


The Succeeding With Your K Award Toolbox provides recommended resources discussed during the series that may assist K scholars in their career development and personal life. These tools can be used individually or in tandem with one another.

Meet Our Team

Faculty Director

Dr. Lee

Yvonne C. Lee, MD, MMSc
Helen Myers McLoraine Professor of Rheumatology
Associate Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology) and Preventive Medicine

Faculty Director


Kristen Knutson, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology (Sleep Medicine) and Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology)

Senior Project Coordinator

Morgan Barrowman

Morgan Barrowman

Participating Institutions: