Focused Ivestigator 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 2023 FIT Program: June 12 - June 16

Informational Conference Calls

  • Thursday, January 26, 2023: 5:00–5:30 p.m. (EST)
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2023: 2:00–2:30 p.m. (EST)

Contact Sheldon Holstad ( for videoconference information.

Application Deadlines
‣February 28, 2023 - Letter of Intent to attend
‣March 31, 2023 - Full applications

2023 FIT Program Brochure
2022 FIT Program Brochure

2023 FIT Application Instructions and Application
2023 FIT Program Application Instructions
2023 FIT Program Application