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The purpose of this Institutional Mentored Urological Research Career Development Program is to assist MDs, PhDs, and MD/PhDs interested in urological research related to the mission of the NIDDK to develop the skills necessary to initiate and sustain an independent research career. The institutional programs are to include activities and opportunities that will provide candidates with a comprehensive understanding of clinical research, translational, and/or basic science approaches needed to successfully pursue their research careers. These activities may include didactic education, mentored practical research training, and enhancement experiences in areas such as mentorship and grant-writing skills. Programs should also consider the multidisciplinary nature of a successful research career in urological sciences and should select a group of candidates with mixed scientific, clinical, and/or training backgrounds. Scholars should be exposed to the approaches necessary to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations.

A scholar selected by the institution for the K12 program will work with their mentoring team to propose a thorough, individualized career development program that will prepare the scholar for an independent career in urological research. Areas of primary focus may include clinical, translational, or basic science research. Didactic training may take advantage of institutional K30 programs, CTSA resources, or extant M.S. and/or Ph.D. programs. Also, institutions with O’Brien Centers and large projects supported by the NIDDK are encouraged to take advantage of those resources in ways that benefit their proposed KURe Program. The duration of the career development program should be tailored to fit a scholar’s background and experience. It is anticipated that candidates selected as scholars for this program would have five years or less of research experience beyond a doctoral degree.

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 pm Friday, November 30, 2007. Letters of intent should be limited to a two-page summary of the nominee’s strengths, achievements, research, and mentoring team, as well as a two-page biosketch of the nominee.


$600,000 to $850,000 in direct costs

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, November 30, 2007

Sponsor Deadlines:

Non-required letters of intent are due by February 19, 2008.
The deadline for submission of applications is March 18, 2008.

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This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in urology- and nephrology-related disciplines. Please forward it to faculty members who may qualify.

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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