Research Support & Development Grant Support & Review Services Training Grant Support NIH Resubmission Program NIH Resources NIH Bootcamp Physician Scientist Resources Guidance for Proposal Submissions Grant Incentive Programs and Pilot Awards Researcher Pipeline Researcher Pipeline There are a variety of opportunities available to undergraduate students, graduate and medical students, residents, fellows, postdocs, and faculty interested in biomedical research at UCI. Home Research Office of Research Researcher Pipeline Researcher Pathways Part of the UCI School of Medicine strategic plan is to increase physician participation in research activities. With that in mind, we have created a researcher pathways initiative aimed at increasing the number of physicians in clinical research via externally-funded IRB approved protocols and provide the necessary support and resources to help them succeed. Faculty KL-2 Career Development Program NIH funded faculty career development (KL-2) awards are intended to support a period of mentored or independent career development in preparation for a role as an independent researcher (mentored K), or to enable and expand the grantee’s potential to make significant contributions (independent K) in the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences. Generally, K awards require the candidate to hold a full-time appointment at the applicant organization and devote a minimum of 75% of that appointment to the career award. K-Club Grant Writing Series Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) has coordinated a grant writing series intended for junior faculty preparing to submit applications for the NIH Mentored Career Development Awards. The objective of these programs is to bring candidates to the point where they can conduct their research independently and are competitive for major grant support. Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) – Faculty PSTP is a two-year structured pilot program providing physician scientists with intensive mentorship and opportunities to apply for their first independent, federally funded awards (K08, K23) or other equivalent external career development awards. NIH Bootcamp NIH Boot Camp is a campus-sponsored program, supported by UCI's Office of Research and several schools across campus, and organized through the School of Medicine. It is a comprehensive, multifaceted mentoring program designed to help university faculty researchers successfully apply for their first research grants from NIH. Teams of established faculty members with strong NIH funding track records and peer-review experience guide mentees through the process of developing NIH research project grant proposals, while encouraging peer support and feedback. NIH Resubmission Program The NIH Rebsubmission Program offers individualized, in-depth and organized support for proposal writing and revisions, pre-review and other resources to facilitate the preparation of competitive –A1 or restructured –A0 applications. Affiliated Scholar Advancement Program (ASAP) The ICTS ASAP provides various levels of support for UCI junior faculty, residents, fellows and medical students to advance their research careers. Medical Innovation Course The School of Medicine has partnered with Beall Applied Innovation to create a 10-week course to provide resources, connections, and expertise to educate residents, fellows, and faculty who want to invent something new and find ways to launch their invention into the marketplace. Residents, Fellows & Postdocs TL-1 NRSA Training Program ICTS administers a NIH-funded (TL-1) training program designed to integrate training in clinical research and translational science into the core curriculum of students to fund two postdoctoral positions in their first 12 months of training. Training Grant Opportunities There are a variety of training grant opportunities available for predoctoral and postdoctoral support in biomedical research. Visit the UCI Graduate Division website to learn more. Residency and Fellowship Programs The School of Medicine offers a variety of residency and fellowship programs, many of which involve a research component. Visit the individual program pages to learn more. The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Research Pathway An integrated program that combines training in research with training in clinical internal medicine. This pathway is appropriate for physicians who intend to pursue a career substantially based in basic or clinical research. Affiliated Scholar Advancement Program (ASAP) The ICTS ASAP provides various levels of support for UCI junior faculty, residents, fellows and medical students to advance their research careers. Medical Innovation Course The School of Medicine has partnered with Beall Applied Innovation to create a 10-week course to provide resources, connections, and expertise to educate residents, fellows, and faculty who not only want to invent something new, but who also want to find ways to launch their invention into the marketplace. Graduate & Medical Students Medical School Program The Medical Degree program at UCI School of Medicine is dedicated to advancing the knowledge and practice of medicine through scholarly research, physician education and the provision of high-quality medical care to patients. The medical school actively nurtures the development of scholars in the clinical and basic sciences and has gained widespread acclaim as one of the nation's most prominent research institutions in the fields of cancer and the neurosciences. Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) The purpose of the MSTP is to train individuals who can understand and contribute to advances in research and can also apply those advances to the field of medical care. The program has been set up to support students throughout the commitment required to earn both the MD and the PhD degrees, with opportunities for MSTP students to pursue their PhD studies in any graduate program at the university. Master of Science in Biomedical and Translational Science (MS-BATS) A clinical research training program to engage in a flexible, interdisciplinary clinical research program geared for both experienced researchers seeking additional clinical skill development and for students in any academic discipline interested in conducting clinical research. Graduate Studies The School of Medicine offers several pathways for graduate education, in both Masters and PhD level programs. Each of them emphasize the role of biomedical research and partner with faculty conducting impactful research programs on campus. Mentored Scholarly Research Program (MSRP) The MSRP provides UCI medical students the opportunity to develop insight and understanding of translational biomedical research through completion of a mentored scholarly project. This program is offered by UCI’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS). Affiliated Scholar Advancement Program (ASAP) ICTS Affiliated Scholar Advancement Program is a program that provides various levels of support for UCI junior faulty, residents, fellows and medical students. The programs will provide the scholars with support to advance their research careers through the training pipeline. Undergraduate Studies & Opportunities There are a variety of opportunities available to undergraduate students interested in pursuing biomedical research through the UCI School of Medicine. Bio Sci 197, 198 & 199 There are a variety of opportunities available to undergraduate students interested in pursuing biomedical research through the UCI School of Medicine. Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Assists undergraduate students from ANY academic discipline to find research and creative on-campus opportunities with UCI faculty, or off-campus opportunities with industrial partners, national labs, and other universities. They also provide grants to support UCI faculty-mentored undergraduate research projects and creative activities during the academic year and summer. Summer Online Research Program A three-week mentored program designed to increase the exposure of high school students to research methods. The instructor is a member of the UCI School of Medicine faculty with coaches selected from UCI undergraduates or postgraduates majoring in areas related to biomedical research. Summer Healthcare Experience (SHE) A career exploration program designed for young women, rising Juniors and Seniors in High School, who are interested to learn about careers in healthcare while also providing practical tools and mentorship to achieve educational and career goals.