Mental Retardation and Developmental
Disability Research Center announces
the availability of new investigator
start-up funds for junior faculty
members performing clinical or basic
science research in the areas of brain
development and function in childhood.
The grants are for up to $20,000 each
for one year with the possibility
of renewal for a second year. Funds
can be used only for technical support
and supplies. The grant period is
July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004. For
information on the center and the
award, see stokes.chop.edu/mrddrc/mrddrc.html.
New investigators must have a faculty
appointment at the Assistant Professor
level and must have been on the faculty
for no longer than four years prior
to the start of funding.
Applicants who hold R01 grants are
ineligible, while those who hold CIDA
or other transitional awards are eligible.
Salary support from alternate sources
must be confirmed by a letter of support
from the applicant's division chief
or department chairperson.
candidates should submit:
preliminary one page application which
includes an abstract (250 words).
statement of the project's relevance
to mental retardation and developmental
statement of which core facilities
within the Mental Retardation and
Developmental Disabilities Research
Center would be utilized.
NIH biographical sketch or CV.
preliminary application (format attached,
send 8 copies) is due March 5,
2003 in the office of John Simpkins,
3615 Civic Center Boulevard, Abramson
Research Building, Room 502, Philadelphia,
who meet the eligibility criteria
and whose work is judged to be relevant
to the mission of the Center will
be invited to submit a formal application
(about 5 pages and instructions will
of the results of the preliminary
application will be given by March
14, 2003. The formal application will
be due by April 4, 2003. Decisions
will be announced by May 1, 2003 for
a start date of July 1, 2003.
more information, contact John Simpkins,
(215) 590-3728 or Simpkinsj@email.chop.edu.
Marc Yudkoff, Director,
Mental Retardation and Developmental Disability Research
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 21, February 11, 2003