How can we provide better support for junior investigators who are transitioning from K Award to R Award funding?
To ensure continuity of mentorship across generations, should we create incentives to encourage participation of younger, junior faculty in the leadership of our T32 programs?
Expanding the base of the program foci (e.g. including NCI in addition to the current HLBS).
Increasing opportunities for junior faculty trainees to network (e.g. cross-training with other NIH institutes)
Expanding the training efforts (e.g. greater number of funded summer programs, extend training beyond 2 summers, provision for 5-year grants so an additional cohort can be included) would be highly beneficial.