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PEERS Specific Aims Workshop


Welcome to PEERS! Offered to early career faculty members, the goal of this program is to enhance the competitiveness of proposals for career development (K-series) and independent research (R-series) funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by offering additional opportunities for Specific Aims development. Workshops incorporate targeted feedback on this critical proposal document from junior faculty peers, senior faculty mentors, and ORD staff to help participants learn grant writing principles and develop effective strategies for communicating their science.


Each PEERS Specific Aims workshop is offered for up to five MUSC early career faculty members performing basic, clinical, or translational research and actively developing competitive extramural grant applications for submission to the NIH. To be eligible, individuals must be:

  • An MUSC faculty member
  • Within ten years of completing their terminal research degree or clinical training
  • Submitting a K- or R-series grant application in the next six months (approximately)
  • Not currently nor previously have held independent NIH R-level funding as a Principal Investigator

Program Contact

Alexis Nagel, Ph.D.
Research Development Officer
Office of Research Development


Program Overview

Application Process