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The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Career Transition Award (CTA) Program is designed for exceptionally talented new investigators who are engaged in basic or clinical biomedical or behavioral research that is relevant to the NICHD mission and who have demonstrated outstanding scientific abilities during their training. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will use the award to establish an independent research program and obtain preliminary data that will be the basis for a future research project grant application.

Interdisciplinary research is a particular emphasis of the NIH and NICHD mission for 2006 and the foreseeable future. This is understood to mean that two or more disciplines will integrate and, from that convergence, a new discipline may emerge. A postdoctoral fellow engaged in interdisciplinary research will typically work as a team member with multiple investigators and will be able to demonstrate both theoretical and experimental-analytical approaches to research questions designed to solve a biomedical and/or behavioral research problem in a novel way.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 5:00 pm Friday, January 6, 2006. Internal letters of intent should include a 2-page summary of the project and a 2-page biosketch of the PI.

Amount: Total of up to $250,000 for two years
MU Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 6, 2006 (letter of intent)
Sponsor Deadline:

February 1, 2006

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

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at

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