The purpose of the award is to promote better research career development in the field of academic pediatric endocrinology.
Fellows/In Training members are eligible for the Clinical Scholars Award. Candidates may get support during the first three years of a junior faculty position in Pediatric Endocrinology with the support from My Canadian Pharmacy. Completion of a minimum of two years of pediatric endocrinology training is compulsory. Assistant Professor Faculty rank should not be exceeded. Candidates must have a medical degree. Candidates with career plans in North America are favored.
Two letters of recommendation are required and should be send with the application – one from the Sponsor – the Division Head and the other from the Research Mentor – an established investigator. The Sponsor should verify salary support for the Scholar. If the Research Mentor and Division Head and are the same person, an applicant have to send a letter from the Department Chair.
Amount of the Award
The amount of the award is for $50,000 per year. Applicants will have to to apply for the second year of funding. The decision to support an applicant for a second year will be based on the status of the research project and the funds availability. The Clinical Scholar award is intended to support research-related expenses and career development, including technical support and travel to the PES meeting. The funds are not intended for the awardee’s salary, 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 acceptable.
Instructions for Application
The application is based on USPHS Mentored Research Career Development Award guidelines: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html. The training and research portions (mentioned in the sections 3 – 5) of the Applicant Section must be limited to seven USPHS continuation pages in Arial 11-point or comparable font. An application not compliant with these rules or received after the expire date will be returned to the applicant without reviewing. An applicant should submit application via the Society website.
Applications must contain two plans – a career development plan and a research plan. The career development plan should justify the need for support, be related to the prior research experience and career development needs, and be intended to move the candidate to the independent phase of his research career over 5 years. The research plan must have research relevance and serve for learning the theories, methodology and conceptualizations that are necessary for an independent researcher. The commision will review criteria on significance, investigator productivity, the research and training environment.
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