K12 Urology Research at Stanford (KUReS)
Career Development Program
The Multidisciplinary K12 Urology Research at Stanford (KUReS) Career Development Program aims to train the next generation of highly qualified physician scientists and scientists to emerge as investigators capable of obtaining independent funding, leading their area of research in benign urology, and ultimately reducing the burden of disease. KUReS is a NIDDK-sponsored program.
Anchored in the Department of Urology, the KUReS Program leverages the collective expertise and resources from 28 Preceptors drawn from 3 schools, 4 hospitals, 6 multidisciplinary initiatives and institutes, and 16 departments across clinical, basic, engineering, and data sciences at Stanford University.
There is a tremendous need to enlarge the pipeline for physician scientists engaged in benign urology research. The KUReS Program will leverage the strong momentum at Stanford for benign urology research and training by providing a continuum of training opportunities from fellowship to junior faculty.
The KUReS Preceptors have the expertise to cover a broad range of urology research themes across basic, translational, clinical, and engineering sciences, and each Scholar will be part of a multidisciplinary mentor group to support and guide them. The Scholars will spend approximately 2 years in the Program, undertaking didactic instruction relevant to their research focus, working with the lead Preceptor and co-mentors in a program that builds not only practical skills needed to achieve funding and collaboration, but also skills in research ethics and leadership. An important goal for the program is for each Scholar to exit the Program with a mentored K-series (K08, K23, and K01) or R-series award.
The deadline for submitting an application for the KUReS program is December 1, 2023.
Along with having demonstrated a commitment to a career in benign urologic disease research and clearly valuing the opportunities provided during this long-term career growth investment, eligible candidates must. . .
- have a doctoral level degree, such as an MD, DO, MD/PhD, or PhD degree
- should have no more than five years of postdoctoral research experience at the time of appointment and not more than 10 years should have elapsed since receiving the terminal doctoral degree for scholars with a professional doctorate
- must be able to devote a minimum of 9 person-months/75% time (6 person-months/50% time for clinically active surgeons), and not be or have been PI on an R01, subproject of a program project, center grant, or hold any other PHS award that duplicates the provisions of this award
Application deadline: December 1, 2023
All potential applicants are encouraged to explore their potential candidacy with the Program Director Joseph Liao, Co-Program Director James Brooks, Urology Chair Eila Skinner, OB/GYN Chair Leslee Subak, or any other faculty they would desire as a primary or secondary preceptor. Applicants should already be developing research goals when applying.
The goal of each project should be explicit and clearly formulated, and we will encourage innovative research with high potential to push current state of the art. The plan should also clarify how the awardee will attain sufficient experience and preliminary data to ensure that they will be competitive in attaining independent funding.
Complete applications must consist of the following:
- Applicant's NIH biosketch
- Three letters of support, must include proposed K12 preceptor(s). Please email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Applicant's current CV
- Cover Letter (2 page limit, 11-point Arial font), which should include:
1. Background: Summary of educational and research experience to date.
2. Career Goals and Objectives: An overview of scholarship and any significant obstacles or challenges not already noted in the CV.
- Research Plan (2 page limit, 11-point Arial font, excluding references) This should include a description of your research goals, specific aims, and relevance to benign urology.
- NIH compliant budget justification in PDF format
The deadline for application submissions has passed and is closed for this cycle.