New Investigator Award Program
to announce 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 total pool of funds available for this
program is approximately $120,000 per year. This amount is
divided among the awardees and in the past the program has
supported either 2 or 3 individuals. These awards are generally
renewable for a second year assuming there has been good
progress. The next group of awardees will start July 1, 2005.
Additional information regarding the center and this award
can be accessed through http://stokes.chop.edu/mrddrc/mrddrc.html.
1. 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.
who hold R01 grants are ineligible, while those who hold
Clinical Investigator Development Award (CIDA, K-Award) or
other transitional awards are eligible.
candidates should submit:
1. A preliminary
one page application which includes an abstract (250 words).
A statement of the project's relevance to mental retardation
and developmental disabilities.
3. A statement
of which core facilities within the Mental Retardation and
Developmental Disabilities Research Center would be utilized.
4. A NIH
biographical sketch or CV.
A letter of support from the applicant's division chief or department
chairperson which describes the candidate's qualifications
for this award the institutional commitment to the candidate's
development as a scientist.
application (send 12 copies) is due June 18, 2004 in
the office of John Simpkins, 3615 Civic Center Blvd., Abramson
Research Building Room 502, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4318.
Notification of the results of the preliminary application
will be given by June 30, 2004. This formal application will
be due by August 13, 2004. Applicants 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 to 10 pages).
John Simpkins, (215) 590-3728 or Simpkinsj@email.chop.edu.
Almanac, Vol. 50, No.
May 25, 2004