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Help when you need it most: mentoring and review of your NIH K application R01 & R21 applications for first-time submitters!

The goal of the CFAR O-K Review Team is to keep junior investigators in HIV research. To do this, the O-K Review Team offers a mock study section that provides investigators with a critical review of their K applications before submission, with junior investigators participating in the process.

We hope the mock study sections, reviews, and networking connections will have an impact lasting well beyond the grant due date. And better yet: this service is free, and delicious refreshments are provided for the in-person meetings!

Potential reviewers: If you are interested in participating as a reviewer on the mock study section, please let us know by email to We try to keep the workload manageable and not overload anyone.

Applicants: As part of the review and learning process, you will be asked to serve as a reviewer for one of the other submitted applications.

We are very excited about this new initiative! If you have any comments or questions, please email us at OK?

Below is the timeline for the upcoming review cycle:

NIH deadline: May 8, 2017

March 29: Applicants submit a short abstract or the specific aims of their proposed application by email to

April 6: Draft applications submitted for review by email to Applicants should submit whatever is ready and whatever they would like reviewed.

April 19: In-person O-K Review panel, 12:00pm - 2:00pm, MET 233. Lunch will be provided.

May 8: Applications due at NIH.

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