In this Research-Oriented Career Knowledge and Support (ROCKS) web session, we will hear from panelists with strong experience of various aspects for a competitive NIH R01 application.  We will hear from them about the practical steps they took and insights they have to share about R01 grants and gain tips and encouragement to prepare our own R01 applications.


This activity is available from November 15, 2023, through 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on November 14, 2026.

Target Audience

The target audience is anyone interested in submitting R01 funding during their career.  This includes medical students, residents, fellows, junior and senior faculty and everyone in between.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe common prerequisites for R01 application.
  • Understand score driving issues during RO1 review.
  • Gain practical insights as to how to prepare R01 applications.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
    This activity was designated for 0.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 


  • Joanne B. Weidhaas, UCLA Health
  • David Akhavan, KU Medical Center (The University of Kansas)
  • Zhiyuan Shen, Rutger, Cancer Institute of New Jersey
  • Ronald Chen, The University of Kansas Health System

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education to physicians.

ASTRO is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology to provide SA-CME as part of Part II Maintence of Certification. 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
    This activity was designated for 0.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


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The course and its materials will only be available on the ASTRO website for that 3 year period regardless of purchase date. At the expiration of the qualification, participants will no longer have access to the course or its materials. ASTRO reserves the right to remove a course before the end of its qualification period.



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