The HU CFAR Mentoring Program connects new and junior investigators to senior HU CFAR faculty through a variety of mechanisms to support and advance scientific investigation.


  • Direct mentorship for Scholar award applicants:  Each applicant for an HU CFAR Scholar award must identify a mentor who will be able to provide clear support for the applicant in the form of scientific mentorship and teaching, career guidance, and a research environment that is able to support the Scholar’s work.
  • Direct biostatistical mentorship:  The HU CFAR Biostatistics Core offers critical mentorship and training in areas related to study design, proposal preparation, and data analysis for ongoing research projects and for grant applications.
  • Direct grant-writing mentorship: Scholar award applicants may request preliminary review and unofficial critique of their draft application from the HU CFAR Developmental Core Directors and/or review committee members, who provide written review and suggestions.
  • Broad Impact Mentoring Program
    • Are you writing a K? This annual spring workshop provides concrete advice for planning and writing a K grant, including a timeline and a sample grant as well as summary statements from both successful and unsuccessful proposals.
    • K-award Mock reviews: These are formal peer review panels are for clinical and basic science and typically serve 2-3 fellows per grant cycle.  Grant applicants and their mentors read and critique grants from each person in the group at least one month prior to the grant deadline, followed by an in-person session where fellows and their mentors receive written and oral feedback.  Contact Dr. Athe Tsibris if you wish to participate.