The JHU TRAC provides equipment and space, materials, services, training and educational resources to TB investigators and trainees. Through the JHU TRAC Developmental Core TB researchers receive mentorship and support in seeking, applying and receiving grants. In this section you can find information about processes and what is available, including key timelines.
JHU TRAC Development Award – The JHU TRAC is able to provide $50,000 pilot awards to New Investigators or Established Investigators who are New to TB Research. The next award cycle is anticipated for Fall 2023. For more information on eligibility and key dates, visit the TRAC Development Award page.
Writing Accountability Groups: The JHU TRAC and the JHU CFAR are collaborating to provide mentorship for manuscript and protocol preparation. In addition to focusing on manuscript writing, the TRAC/CFAR WAGs will include discussion and workshopping of IRB protocols, SOPs, and special topics presented by TRAC and CFAR Cores. Interested in participating? Email JHUCTB@jhmi.edu
K & R Clubs: The JHU TRAC is collaborating with the JHU CFAR to facilitate ongoing meetings to foster and strengthen applications for K-level and R-level grants. The K Club meets to share ideas, draft specific aims, seek mentoring from senior faculty and current K awardees, and to listen to speakers present on K award applications and other career development topics. The R Club meets monthly to provide feedback on proposals and share expertise in order to strengthen and develop R-level grants. Interested in learning more? Email Kate Boehner.
Specific Aims Lightning Round : The JHU TRAC organizes sessions for junior investigators to present and receive feedback on a developing research idea.