|NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
||National Cancer Institute|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 27, 1997
9:00 AM Eastern Time
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Selected Scholars will participate in the program in two phases. In the first phase, lasting up to four years, they will work as independent investigators in sponsoring NCI departments. The final two years will provide up to $125,000 annually (plus fringe benefits) for research at an academic institution, under a special career transition award (K22) grant from the NIH. Transition to a K22 grant is not automatic; approval will be based on a formal scientific progress review no later than the end of the third year of participation in the program.
Scientists with no more than five years of postdoctoral research training in basic, clinical, or population-based research on cancer, and who have outstanding scientific ability, are eligible for the program. Years of clinical training are not counted against the five years. Applications are due July 30, 1997, for appointments beginning as early as Dec. 31, 1997. Each application will be prioritized for scientific and technical merit after a special NCI study section review. Candidates with the highest priority scores will be invited to the NIH to give seminars and be interviewed. Candidates and NCI investigators will prioritize their choices. Final selection will be made by an NCI selection committee based on priority score, interview, and the matching process.
The announcement for the NCI Scholars Program is on the Web at : http://www.nci.nih.gov/hpage/extra.htm click on: Division of Extramural Activities, extramural activities, request for applications, CA-97-007.
For further information, potential candidates can also contact Vincent J. Cairoli, Ph.D., chief, Cancer Training Branch, Executive Plaza North, Room 520, Rockville, Md. 20892-7390. Phone (301) 496-8580, fax (301) 402-4472, e-mail: VC14Z@nih.gov
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