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 2024 FIT Program: June 3 - June 7 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy in Omaha.

Informational Conference Calls

  • Monday, January 29, 2024: 5:00–5:30 p.m. (EST)
  • Thursday, February 15, 2024: 2:00–2:30 p.m. (EST)

Contact Sheldon Holstad ([email protected]) for videoconference information.

Application Deadlines
‣February 28, 2024 - Letter of Intent to attend
‣March 31, 2024 - Full applications

2024 FIT Program Brochure
2024 FIT Program Brochure

2024 FIT Application Instructions and Application
2024 FIT Program Application Instructions
2024 FIT Program Application