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Request for Applications: CTSI offers four new career development and training programs

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute announces a Request for Applications for four new training programs with up to $1 million in total funding available to support clinical and translational research career development. Programs are designed to support junior investigators as they build independent research careers.

Applications for all programs are due December 16, 2011 with a start date of March 1, 2012.

New Investigator Pre-K Pilot Grant
The Pre-K Pilot Grant is available to Assistant Professors (in rank ≤ three years) conducting clinical or translational research. It provides $50,000 research funds, $2,000 travel funds over two years, and requires a primary mentor and biostatistician faculty mentoring team. Up to two proposals will be awarded each year.

KL2 Scholars Program (RFA-3)
The KL2 Scholars Program is releasing its third cycle of RFAs. It is available to Assistant Professors (in rank ≤ six years) conducting clinical or translational research. The program provides 75% salary support (up to $100,000 inclusive of fringe), $25,000 in research funds, and $1,000 travel funds per year for three years. It requires a primary, secondary and biostatistician faculty mentoring team. It includes weekly multidisciplinary seminars with BIRCWH (Women's Health K12) and CHRCDA (Child Health K12) programs. Up to three proposals will be awarded on this RFA cycle-3.

K to R01 Transition Grant
The K to R01 Transition Grant is available to Assistant Professors (in rank ≤ seven years), conducting clinical or translation research. It provides $50,000 research funds over two years and requires a primary mentor and biostatistician mentoring team. Up to five proposals will be awarded each year. Applicants must have active K award (KL2, BIRCWH, K12, CHRCDA K12, Independent K award (K23, K07,etc) for ≤ four years at the time of application. 

2nd R01 Pilot Grant
The 2nd R01 Pilot Grant is available to Associate Professors (in rank ≤ four years) or Assistant Professors conducting research in clinical or translational science. It provides research funds up to $75,000 over two years to secure pilot data to submit a second, new NIH R01 grant (not a competitive renewal), and requires a biostatistician collaborator. Up to four proposals will be awarded each year.

For questions please contact EdTRCD Coordinator Michelle Lamere, MPA at email: mlamere@umn.edu or telephone: 612-624-0619.

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