Research Funding

Instructions for Preparing an Application

Begin each text section of the Research Plan with a section header (e.g., Introduction, Specific Aims, Research Strategy, etc).

Research Proposal (3 page limit)

Specific Aims
State concisely the goals of the proposed research and summarize the expected outcome(s), including the impact that the results of the proposed research will exert on the research field(s) involved.
List succinctly the specific objectives of the research proposed, e.g., to test a stated hypothesis, create a novel design, solve a specific problem, challenge an existing paradigm or clinical practice, address a critical barrier to progress in the field, or develop new technology.





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Career Development Plan (1 page limit)

A systematic plan that:
(a) shows a logical progression from the candidate’s prior research and training experiences to the training and research experiences proposed for the mentored phase of the award and subsequently to independent investigator status
(b) justifies the need for further mentored career development to become an independent research investigator (1 page limit).

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Support letters

Meritorious Post-doctoral Scholars
Letters from the Candidate’s Mentor(s) and Department Chair, assessing their academic potential. The Mentor(s) letter should affirm research resources available to the scholar. The Department Chair’s letter should commit to Career Development Protected Time (75%).

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