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NIH Short Term Career Development Award in the Environmental Health Sciences (K18)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

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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.

Research projects proposed in response to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will be expected to have a defined impact on the environmental health sciences and be responsive to the mission of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), which is distinguished from that of other institutes by its focus on research programs seeking to link the effects of environmental exposures to the cause, mechanisms, moderation, or prevention of a human disease or disorder or relevant pathophysiologic process. For purposes of this announcement, all applications must focus on a specific human disease, dysfunction, pathophysiologic condition, or relevant human biologic process and propose to study a specific environmentally relevant toxicant.

Applicants must propose to work with a prospective mentor from another institution and the PI must be a doctoral level investigator holding the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, or the equivalent in nonacademic settings, with a documented record of scientific accomplishments and research grant funding.

Because MU is limited to one application per receipt date for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 21, 2010. Letters of intent should include a 2-page biographical sketch of the candidate and a 2-page project summary, including 1) the candidate's objectives and long-term career plans and their relationship to environmental health sciences, 2) a summary of the career enhancement plan including a timeline, 3) a brief description of the proposed research project, 4) the accomplishments of the mentor in relation to environmental health sciences research, and 5) the external deadline to which you will apply (see below).


Variable. Total project period of 3 – 12 months.

Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

4:00 p.m., Friday, May 21, 2010

External Proposal Deadlines for 2010:

June 12, 2010 and October 12, 2010

(Regular yearly deadlines are February 12, June 12, and October 12)


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