To promote mentored research career development in academic pediatric endocrinology.
Fellows/In Training members and members in good standing are eligible for the Clinical Scholars Award. Candidates may apply for support to begin during the first three years of a junior faculty position in Pediatric Endocrinology. Completion of a minimum of two years of pediatric endocrinology training is required. Faculty rank should not exceed Assistant Professor. Applicants must have a medical degree. Those with career plans in North America are favored.
Two letters of support are required and should be submitted with the application. One must be from the Division Head (Sponsor) and the other from the Research Mentor (individual supervising the research project) who is an established investigator with a record of extramural support. The Sponsor must verify salary support for the Scholar. If the Division Head and Research Mentor are the same person, a letter from the Department Chair is required.
The award is for $50,000 per year for up to two years. Applicants will need to apply for the second year of funding. The decision to support a second year of funding will be based on the status of the research project and the availability of funds. Support from the Clinical Scholar award is for research-related expenses and research career development, including technical support and travel to the annual PES meeting. The funds are not to be used for the salary of the awardee, and institutions may not use more than 5% of the grant award for indirect or overhead expenses. Concomitant funding for the project from other grants is permitted.
The application is based generally on USPHS Mentored Research Career Development Award (K08/23) guidelines (PHS 398: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html
). The training and research portions (sections 3 through 5) of the Applicant Section of the application must be limited to no more than seven USPHS continuation pages (as noted below) in Arial 11-point or comparable font. An application not compliant with these guidelines or received after the due date will be returned to the applicant and not reviewed. The entire application should be submitted via the Society website.
Applications must contain a career development plan as well as a research plan. The career development plan must justify the need for the requested period of support, be tailored to the prior research experience and career development needs of the candidate, and be designed to move the candidate from the mentored phase to the independent phase of their research career over about 5 years. The research plan must have intrinsic research importance as well as serve as a suitable vehicle for learning the theories, methodology, and conceptualizations necessary for an independent researcher. Review criteria will include significance of the research project, the investigator, investigator productivity, the mentor, and the research and training environment.
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