New “K” Research Career Development award applications are due on February 12 and resubmissions of applications already reviewed that didn’t get high enough scores for funding on March 12. All new and resubmission “F” individual fellowship applications are due on April 8. These applications for funds to support primarily mentored training of one kind or another have to be approached quite differently from your garden-variety R01 Research Project grant application.
In particular, they all have a separate section in addition to the research plan for describing the specifics of the plan for mentored training. This is a really important section of a mentored training application, and merits as much, if not more, attention by the applicant and the mentor as the research plan.