Focused Ivestigator Training (FIT) Program

Focused Investigator Training (FIT) Program

The FIT Program is an intensive 5-day hands-on experience to help investigators succeed in the current research/funding environment. Each experienced investigator will take necessary steps toward maximizing the competitiveness of a K, R01, or similar investigator-initiated application for submission to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or other major funding source. Investigators will be challenged to carefully examine research aims and explore individual professional research goals, and by the end of the program, will have taken critical steps toward fine-tuning their application in ways that study section reviewers expect.

The 2020 FIT Program: June 22 - June 26 at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in Lexington.

Informational Conference Calls
‣Tuesday, January 28, 2020: 5:00–5:30 p.m. (EST)
‣Wednesday, February 12, 2020: 2:00–2:30 p.m. (EST)
Learn more about the Focused Investigator Training (FIT) program and have any questions you may have answered by program faculty mentors. Contact Sheldon Holstad ( or 913-492-3311) for dial-in information.

Application Deadlines
‣February 28, 2020 - Letter of Intent to attend
‣March 31, 2020 - Full applications

2020 FIT Program Brochure
2020 FIT Program Brochure

2020 FIT Application Instructions and Application
2020 FIT Program Application Instructions
2020 FIT Program Application

2014 ACCP PRN FIT Scholarships Available

Seven ACCP PRNs are offering full or partial support for applicants accepted to the 2014 FIT Program who is a member of their respective PRN:

  • Critical Care: 2 full-tuition scholarships
  • Infectious Diseases: 2 full-tuition scholarships
  • Adult Medicine: 1 full-tuition scholarship
  • Ambulatory Care: 1 full-tuition scholarship or 2 half-tuition scholarships
  • Hematology/Oncology: 1 full-tuition scholarship
  • Immunology/Transplantation: 1 full-tuition scholarship
  • Education and Training: 1 half-tuition scholarship