Mentored Career Development Award Program

Mentored Career Development Award Program

The overall goal of the Mentored Career Development award is to provide training opportunities for junior faculty working in clinical and translational research to become independent investigators. The proposed programs will focus on junior faculty with strong potential for careers in clinical and translational research.

The Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) is pleased to announce another round of funding for two new Mentored Clinical/Translational Research Career Development Awards.  Recipients will be selected on a competitive basis.

The overall goal of this award is to provide training opportunities for investigators working in clinical/translational research to become competitive, independent investigators. The specific objectives are to:

  1. Encourage research–oriented clinical investigators to develop research skills and gain experience in advanced methods and experimental approaches needed to become an independent investigator conducting clinical/translational research; and
  2. Support the career development of investigators who have made a commitment to focus their research initiatives on clinical/translational research.

Each recipient will be awarded salary support for 75% protected time (based on the NIH salary cap) plus $25,000/year for research expenses for up to three years. Eligibility criteria include full time faculty with a professional doctoral degree or its equivalent (e.g., MD, DDS, PhD, DDS), US citizenship or permanent residency visa, and a documented commitment to clinical/translational research. Ineligible individuals include faculty who have had previous similar training awards, or who have served as Principal Investigator of any peer-reviewed research grants (NIH or other funding agencies) that are in excess of $100,000/year direct costs, or who are project leaders on sub-projects of a program project or center grant.

Review Criteria

Review criteria will be based on the following:

  1. Candidate;
  2. Career development plan;
  3. Appropriateness of and statements by mentor, co-mentor(s), collaborator(s);
  4. Environment and institutional commitment to the candidate.

Key Dates

Completed applications must be received by July 31, 2015 for funding to begin September 1, 2015.

Questions about the award or the application process should be addressed to Dr. Theodore Kotchen (tkotchen@mcw.edu) or Ms. Memory Bacon (mbacon@mcw.edu), CTSI program coordinator.

Support for the 2015 Mentored Clinical/Translational Research Career Development Awards comes from Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW).

View 2015 Program Application Information

Related Links

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important Reminder - Please acknowledge the NIH when publishing papers, patents, projects, and presentations resulting from the use of CTSI resources by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgement.
Zablocki VA Medical CenterFroedtert HospitalMedical College of Wisconsin Childrens Hospital of WisconsinBloodCenter of WisconsinUniversity of Wisconsin - MilwaukeeMarquette UniversityMilwaukee School of Engineering