Mentored Research Academy: R01 Boot Camp

Fast Forward

Applications for the 2019 Cohort of R01 Boot Camp will become available in the fall of 2018.

Applications will be submitted each year through Competition Space.

The Mentored Research Academy: R01 Boot Camp is a multifaceted program designed to help faculty members receive their first R01 grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Senior faculty with strong track records of NIH funding guide groups of mentees through the proposal development process, while the team structure encourages peer support and feedback.   

The pilot R01 Boot Camp program launched in 2013 with 40 mentees from 26 different departments (including basic, translational, and clinical research), and 11 coaches from eight departments across the Health System.  

The program was developed as part of a $100 million investment in a long-term Strategic Research Initiative launched by the Dean of the Medical School in June 2012 to align the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) around a common research vision. 

Mentored Research Academy: R01 Boot Camp

“The R01 Boot Camp is the strongest attempt I have seen of teaching the art of grant writing to the next generation of independently-funded investigators. It sets a new standard for how academic institutions support and accelerate the independent careers of their young investigators.” – David Aronoff, M.D.   


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