Focused Ivestigator Training (FIT) Program

Focused Investigator Training (FIT) Program

The FIT Program is an intensive 5-day hands-on program to assist investigators succeed in the current research/funding environment. Each experienced investigator will take necessary steps toward maximizing competitiveness of a K, R01, or similar investigator-initiated application for submission to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or other major funding source. Investigators will be challenged to carefully examine research aims and explore individual professional research goals and, by the end of the program, will have taken critical steps toward fine-tuning the application in ways that study section reviewers expect.

The 2019 FIT Program will be held June 17 - June 21 at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in Lexington.

Informational Conference Calls
‣Tuesday, January 30, 2018: 5:00–5:30 p.m. (EST)
‣Wednesday, February 7, 2018: 2:00–2:30 p.m. (EST)
Learn more about the RI’s Focused Investigator Training (FIT) program and have any questions you may have answered by program faculty mentors. Contact Carla Scarborough ( or 913-492-3311) for dial-in information.

2019 Deadlines
‣February 28, 2019 - Letter of Intent to attend due
‣March 31, 2019 - Full applications due

2018 FIT Program Brochure
2018 FIT Program Brochure PDF

2018 FIT Application Instructions and Application2018 FIT Program Application Instructions PDF
2018 FIT Program Application Word

2019 FIT Application Instructions and Application ‣The 2019 FIT application materials will be available in October Word

2014 ACCP PRN FIT Scholarships Available

Seven ACCP PRNs are offering full or partial support for applicants accepted to the 2014 FIT Program who is a member of their respective PRN:

  • Critical Care: 2 full-tuition scholarships
  • Infectious Diseases: 2 full-tuition scholarships
  • Adult Medicine: 1 full-tuition scholarship
  • Ambulatory Care: 1 full-tuition scholarship or 2 half-tuition scholarships
  • Hematology/Oncology: 1 full-tuition scholarship
  • Immunology/Transplantation: 1 full-tuition scholarship
  • Education and Training: 1 half-tuition scholarship