MIDCAREER INVESTIGATOR AWARD IN MOUSE PATHOBIOLOGY
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is especially interested
in increasing the number of scientists trained to conduct high-quality
mouse pathobiology research. The purpose of the Midcareer Investigator
Award in Mouse Pathobiology Research is to provide support for established
outstanding pathobiologists to allow them protected time to devote
to mouse pathobiology research, to relieve them from time consuming
service obligations and administrative responsibilities, and to
act as mentors for beginning investigators. The target candidates
are scientists engaged in pathobiology research who are within 15
years of their specialty training, who can demonstrate the need
for a period of intensive research focus as a means of enhancing
their research careers, and who are committed to mentoring the next
generation of mouse pathobiologists.
Most candidates for this award will have a Doctor of Veterinary
Medicine degree (or equivalent) from an institution recognized by
the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). In addition,
individuals holding other clinical (such as the M.D.) or research
(such as the Ph.D.) degree(s) may apply for the award if they have
been certified or have demonstrated the necessary expertise to perform
high quality, funded research in mouse pathobiology. Candidates
must be working in a research environment, conducting mouse pathobiology
research, and have significant peer reviewed research support. This
support can be as a principal or co-principal investigator, and
needs to involve a significant project with biomedical relevance.
Candidates must be willing to spend up to 50% effort (at least 25%)
conducting mouse pathobiology research and mentoring. Candidates
must describe a research and mentoring program that will meet their
individual needs and capabilities.
Awards in response to this program announcement will use the Midcareer
Investigator Award in Biomedical and Behavioral Research (K26) mechanism.
The project period may be for up to five years (at least three years
are required). Awards are renewable for one additional five year
period if the candidate still meets the stated requirements.
Annual application receipt dates are February 1, June 1 and October
1. For additional information about this career award, please visit
this website: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-01-064.html.