Duck Hee Kang Memorial Workshop

Duck-Hee Kang Memorial Mentored Workshop For Early Career Nurse Scientists

Call for Applications

Duck-Hee Kang, PhD, RN, FAAN (1947-2016) was a biobehavioral nurse scientist, teacher, mentor and friend who contributed greatly to science, the nursing profession, her colleagues and her students. This workshop is presented in her memory.

Overview: This workshop provides an opportunity for research mentoring between senior research nurse scientists (faculty) and competitively selected doctorally prepared (PhD, DNSc, research doctorate) early career nurse scientists (postdoctoral and new faculty) (participants). The one-day workshop sponsored by the Early Career Special Interest Group of the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 prior to the CANS 2018 State of the Science Congress.

Description: This one-day program will offer participants the opportunity to receive critique on a submitted research grant proposal and participate as a member of a NIH-style mock review panel. The day will be split into two parts. In the morning, the participants’ research proposals will be critiqued and discussed during a mock review session. The senior faculty will serve as primary reviewers for two grants and secondary reviewers for two grants. Early-career participants will be expected to serve as secondary reviewers for all applications except their own. In the afternoon, participants will work in small groups with faculty to utilize the critiques and comments from the mock review session to improve their proposals for submission to a participant-selected research funding source.

Early-career participants: Six participants will be selected by the Science Committee of the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science. Selected participants will be notified by March 25, 2018.

Senior faculty participants: Three faculty will be selected by the Science Committee of the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science.

Program Objectives: At the completion of the Duck-Hee Kang Memorial Workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate ability to critique and score research proposals per NIH guidelines
  2. Utilize critique and comments of submitted research grant proposal in revising application for submission to funding source
  3. Submit a final proposal to participant selected funding source within 6 months of workshop completion


  1. Current member in good standing, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science
  2. Nurse Scientist with PhD, DNSc, or other (research doctorate within the past 5 years (conferred in 2013 or later)
  3. Has not achieved tenure and/or R01 level funding
  4. Proposal must be relevant to nursing research. However, preference will be given to proposals that address the following criteria: biobehavioral science, CANS research priorities (precision health, determinants of health, global health, big data)
  5. Submit a letter of intent (Due: March 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST)


  1. CANS will provide airfare up to $500 for travel to Washington, D.C.
  2. Participants will secure funding from their employing institution for hotel, parking, meals, airport transportation and luggage fees incurred for the workshop (September 12, 2018) or will agree to self-fund expenses other than airfare.
  3. CNE credits will be provided for the workshop.
  4. There are no registration fees for the workshop.

Participant Expectations:

  1.   Submit a Letter of Intent by March 1, 2018 at 11:59 ET. The Letter of Intent must include the following:
    • Affirmation that you will:
      • Submit a research proposal by the due date of June 30, 2018.
      • Attend and actively participate in all components of the workshop in person in Washington, D.C. on September 12, 2018. (The workshop is limited to six participants, therefore if you cannot commit to the proposal development, timeline, and the full workshop, please do not submit a letter of intent).
    • The funding source and mechanism from which funding will be sought.
    • The focus of research and the specific research priority.
    • An abstract of the proposed research
    • Previous funding
    • Pilot work that has been completed.
    • Year obtained research doctoral degrees.
  2.   Invited participants will utilize the application instructions at to submit a full research grant proposal no later than June 30, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
  3.   Sign a confidentiality statement prior to receiving access to the proposals of other participants.
  4.   Provide written review of other participants’ proposals to workshop organizers two weeks prior to attending the workshop.
  5.   Attend entire workshop on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.
  6.   Note the strengths and weaknesses of your proposal as discussed in the mock review session to discuss with faculty during the afternoon sessions.
  7.   Actively participate in mock reviews of proposals of other participants.
  8.   Actively participate in the small group discussions with faculty and participants during the afternoon mentoring sessions.
  9.   By the end of the workshop, have a plan and timeline to revise and submit your research grant proposals to identified research funding source.
  10.   Complete an evaluation of the workshop and participate in focus group to evaluate the process.
  11.   Submit the revised proposal to the selected funding source according by February, 2019.
  12.   Respond to follow-up requests for updates and outcomes of the workshop.

  Guidelines for Application