Career Development Award Initiative (CDA)

    The Career Development Award Initiative (CDA) was created after the Emory Office of Research received feedback from career development awardees indicating the need for more resources and mentoring to help faculty obtain career development awards (CDA) and transition to R (or equivalent) awards. This program is designed to supplement the mentoring CDA awardees already receive with the purpose of helping them set and implement a path for successful transition.

    Faculty and Postdocs Planning to Apply for CDAs

    The Office of Research will notify potential applicants of opportunities available to them, including free grant writing training (through Office of Postdoctoral Education), the Consult ProgramResearch Day, and CV review sessions. If you are thinking of applying, please contact us!

    Faculty and Postdocs Who Already Have a CDA

    The Office of Research will establish CDA Transition Committees for each CDA awardee to help guide the awardee in his/her transition to an R (or equivalent) award. The committee will meet 2-3 times over the course of the career development award and will notify awardees of resources available to them through DOM as well as give advice for successful transitioning. The committees will work with existing programs on campus such as Emory+Children's K-Club and ACTSI.

    Executive Summary

    If you have further questions, please review the CDA Executive Summary that was written in June 2012 or contact the Office of Research.

    Contact Us

    If you have any questions about this initiative, please contact