This award is intended for junior medical faculty (M.D., D.O.) in the Department of Medicine who wish to pursue a specific research project in order to gain research skills, develop methods, and obtain pilot data which may then become the basis for future larger proposals. This award requires 20 percent protected time for research, and is limited to one-year in duration.
- Award: The total award is $50,000, of which $27,500 is available for research costs. The remainder is used toward salary and fringe benefits and limited career development expenses.
- Expectations: It is anticipated that a natural progression in research career development would be from the IM-Seed-20 Award to an IM-RCA-75 Award, and then on to an external career development award for a longer duration of support.
- Timeline: The next call for proposals will be announced in the summer, after which draft versions are submitted by applicants in the fall. Dr. Chen then provides feedback and assistance in improving the applications, prior to the final proposals going for external review. One award will be selected from meritorious submissions and will be announced in the spring.
Jan 11, 2016