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YCCI Scholar Awards: Letters of Intent Due on Jan. 13

January 02, 2020

We are pleased to announce a request for applications for YCCI Scholar Awards, which provide salary and/or research funds to a select number of junior faculty members who are strongly committed to careers in clinical research, community-based research or translational research. Translational research includes basic science studies that are related to human disease, including studies that utilize animal models or in vitro studies such as cell cultures. Individuals must be nominated by a department chair, division head/section chief, or center/program director. The primary aim of these awards is to prepare the applicant for successful independent research careers, and emphasis will be placed on career development and mentoring plans. Awards will be for a total of 2 years. Funds can be requested to cover up to 75% of an individual’s salary (with a maximum of $100,000 including fringe benefits per year) and up to $20,000 of research support per year for a clinical, community-based, or translational research project. Applicants who already have either a career development award or a substantial Departmental start-up package are not eligible for salary support but may submit an application for up to $20,000 in research support per year (The specific aims of this additional research support must be different from the specific aims of the career development award, though they can be related).

Areas of Special Emphasis:
The YCCI Program will be open to all applicants training across the full span (T1-T4) of clinical and translational research. All applications will be accepted and reviewed based on scientific merit; however, some priority will be given to investigators who are an underrepresented minority, see special emphasis below for additional information.

Key Dates:
Due date for letters of intent: January 13, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Due date for full applications: March 2, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Earliest anticipated start date: July 1, 2020

Letter of Intent
A letter of intent is not required but is strongly encouraged. Letters of intent should be submitted by 5:00 PM on January 13, 2020. Please click here for information on how to submit a letter of intent. Please be sure to include an additional page in your biosketch that lists all current grants and grant applications that are pending or that you expect to submit. Note that the purpose of the LOI is simply to confirm your eligibility and for planning for review of the proposals.

Full Application
Full applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on March 2, 2020. Please refer to the application packet for detailed instructions. Copies of the application packet can be downloaded here and must be submitted online here.

Special Emphasis: Promotion of Diversity in Translational Research
YCCI is committed to attracting outstanding junior faculty members who are members of populations that are under-represented in the biomedical research workforce and who want to pursue careers in any type of translational research. Such applicants will be a member of a population identified by NIH as under-represented in the U.S. biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences research enterprise (see NIH NOT-OD-18-210). Awardees will receive training in the use of state-of-the-art research tools; training to enhance their abilities to work collaboratively in complex multidisciplinary research teams; and outstanding mentoring (including concordant mentoring) by experienced and diverse faculty that will support the junior faculty member’s long-term professional development, including connecting diverse individuals to supportive networks. We will also provide access to resources for retention and elimination of barriers for career transition.

Scholar RFA 2020 Submission Information and Links

YCCI Scholar LOI Submission
YCCI Scholar Application Submission
YCCI Scholar RFA
YCCI Scholar Application

Submitted by Robert Forman on January 02, 2020