Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Institute
We are delighted to announce that the BU-CTSI will support up to two additional K-L2 trainees for a career development award beginning July 1, 2012 and extending through April 30, 2013. Faculty interested in the support should submit the following materials by June 11, 2012. The materials should be submitted in the order listed below to Nilsa Carrasquillo (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications that are not complete will not be reviewed. Individuals with recent submissions of highly competitive but unfunded individual K series awards or other career development awards are encouraged to apply. We are seeking to fund someone with promise to be an NIH supported investigator.
- Must be US Citizen or a permanent resident – indicate status on the below listed Form 2271.
- Have MD/PhD/DDS or equivalent degree
- Have Junior faculty appointment (Instructor or Assistant Professor) at Boston University as of July 1, 2012
- Cannot be PI of an RO1 or NIH funded K award now or in the past.
- Your NIH-formatted Biosketch (must have eRA Commons name included).
- Your mentor(s) NIH-formatted Biosketch with eRA commons names included.
- Form 2271 found at: phs2271.pdf. Complete to the best of your ability.
- A 10-page research proposal (single spaced, double-space between paragraphs – in Arial 11) that is similar in outline to an NIH K award. The following sections should be included:
- 1 page abstract with the title of the project
- 1 page summary of past training
- 1 page statement of long-term research goals and how the trainee would benefit from inclusion in the translational and multidisciplinary program to reach these goals.
- 1 page statement if the candidate is seeking a degree which describes the type of degree, the need for the degree and how it will impact their translational science and career”. If the candidate already has an advanced degree (PhD, Masters), options for selected course work or additional degree in a field to promote their interdisciplinary goals should be discussed as indicated.
- 6 page summary of the primary research project to be conducted during the award period. Trainees must develop the proposal with their research mentors. The proposal will allow the selection committee to assess commitment to translational research and will provide an indication of a trainee’s ability to articulate a research question and to articulate strategies for answering it.
- Letters of support from the trainee’s research mentors. Two primary mentors are required. All primary research mentors must have demonstrated experience as a mentor and the research mentors must come from two different disciplines (e.g. biochemistry and medicine; medicine and biostatistics).
- A letter from the trainee’s Department Chair/Section Chief/ or equivalent (if they are not one of the mentors) indicating that she/he will provide at least 75% “protected-time” and a specific plan outlining their clinical duties to ensure that these are minimal and do not threaten protected research time.
- A 1 page budget for two years, including itemization of project related expenses (see below). It is required that the K-L2 trainee commit and be supported for 75% effort to the program.
Five criteria will be used by the selection committee to select K-L2 trainee
- Adequacy of the research plan, judged in terms of importance of the primary hypothesis, soundness of scientific methods, and feasibility of the project;
- Research potential of the candidate, judged by the selection committee as the likelihood that the candidate will develop into an independent investigator;
- Research project and a research plan that fit the priorities of this initiative – that is, that the research project is multidisciplinary and translational;
- Assessments from the Department Chair and research mentors regarding the potential of the candidate becoming an independent investigator and to influence research in the trainee’s Department;
- Departmental commitment to support research career development.
The support available is as follows:
- The candidate must commit 75% effort to research (some select specialties can commit 50%).
- INSTITUTIONAL MATCHING SUPPORT UP TO 50% IS PERMITTED AND ENCOURAGED. The likelihood of funding will in part depend upon the willingness of your Division/Section/Department to contribute toward your research time
- Up to $10,000 in non-salary support can be requested. However, these funds can be used for research assistant support.
The candidate will be expected to:
- Meet with Drs. Felson and/or Hylek quarterly
- Participate in the CREST/KL2 Noon seminar series (2x/month)
- Provide a project report biannually
The selection committee members include:
- David Felson
- Elaine Hylek
- Barbara Corkey
- To Be Named
- To Be Named
- David Center (ex officio)
Please contact Dr. David Felson (email@example.com) with any general questions.
For specific budgetary questions contact Douglas Rockwell at Douglas.Rockwell@bmc.org.
Contact Nilsa Carrasquillo at firstname.lastname@example.org to inform her of your pending submission and receive further proposal packet instructions.
David Felson, MD, MPH, Director, Education and Training, BU-CTSI
Elaine Hylek, MD, MPH, Associate Director, Education and Training, BU-CTSI