Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NIH NIEHS Short Term Career Development Award in Env Health Sciences

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

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Limited Submission Announcement

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) seeks applications for the Short Term Career Development Award in the Environmental Health Sciences for Established Investigators (K18). The award is to allow established, well funded clinician investigators to expand research programs to answer questions relevant to the environmental health sciences, and to provide established environmental health sciences research investigators the tools to expand their efforts to translational research.

Applicants must propose to work with a prospective mentor and the institution of the latter to develop an application for support.  Prospective mentors may not have an appointment or be physically located in the same academic setting as the applicant, and applicants are encouraged to seek out geographically separate opportunities. Eligible Principal Investigators include doctoral level investigators holding the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, or the equivalent in nonacademic settings, with documented records of scientific accomplishments and research grant funding.  Two types of applicants should consider applying for support:  (1)  Established Physician scientists and others with clinical training without expertise in environmental health sciences research; and (2) Investigators with NIEHS research funding in the basic sciences who wish to move their programs to a more translational orientation. 

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 18, 2009.  Letters of intent should include a two-page description of 1) the candidate’s objectives and long term career plans, 2) the proposed career enhancement activities, and 3) a brief summary of the research project to be conducted.  Also submit a two-page biographical sketch of the candidate.


Variable, to provide support for salary, benefits and costs for career enhancement training experiences for a total project period of between 3 and 12 months.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, September 18, 2009

Sponsor Deadlines:

October 12, 2009


URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

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