CCaTS Early Stage Investigator Award
The CCaTS Early Stage Investigator Award supports investigator-initiated, patient-oriented, pilot/feasibility studies that utilize CCaTS facilities and resources. The program aims to fund studies — particularly those led by junior faculty — that have a high likelihood of generating preliminary data for successful NIH grant applications in the future. The overall goal of the program is to encourage junior investigators to pursue careers in patient-oriented research and to expand the scope of research performed in the CCaTS.
Awardees will have access to all CCaTS facilities, including the Clinical Research Unit (CRU) and core laboratories.
Deadline: Applications are due by April 19, 2013 for awards starting in July. Apply using the IRBe system (requires that you be logged in to the Mayo network).
Eligible applicants are required to have a clinical appointment as follows:
- Fellows who have a confirmed faculty appointment as of January 1 of the application year
- Junior faculty members (e.g., instructor, assistant professor)
- Senior faculty members (e.g., associate professor, professor) who are changing their research career path
NOTE: Investigators with more than 20 percent Category I research time are not eligible.
- The award is granted for a two year period beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30 two years after the start date.
- Funding is available for one award of $40,000 each.
- Funding may be utilized for up to 20% effort for Principal Investigator. It is not required that individuals use funds for PI effort.
- Applicants should have existing support or commitment of support from their department/division chair. A letter indicating commitment of investigator time is required with the application submission.
- CCaTS Stimulus Awards are not available for CCaTS Early Stage Investigator awardees, but requests for Safety and Screening Funds will be considered.