Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NIH Pediatric Critical Care Scientist Development Program [PCCSDP] (K12)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The National Institutes of Health is soliciting applications for the Pediatric Critical Care Scientist Development Program (PCCSDP). The goals of the PCCSDP are to expand the cadre of investigators trained to advance research in pediatric critical care and to support educational institutions in their ability to stimulate novel research and innovative investigation into the scientific basis of pediatric critical care practice and the consequences of critical illness and injury for families and children. NIH aniticpates making one K12 award for five years of funding to the applicant organization to support a national career development and training program.

Programs responsive to this solicitation should consider plans for the following:

  1. Developing guidelines for training, didactic interactions, career development, and the responsible conduct of research
  2. Developing and promoting a network of established faculty with a record of research support and productivity, who could serve as potential mentors and secondary resources for scholars
  3. Assuring that first consideration be given to candidates whose research interests will lead to expanded knowledge that ultimately will improve outcomes and quality of life for children with potential and present disability
  4. Negotiating and coordinating with participating institutions and departments to ensure that scholars get appropriate research support, non-clinical time commitments, and opportunities for advancement
  5. Recruiting, selecting, and placing those individuals who would most benefit from participation in this program and are most likely to develop independent careers in research
  6. Providing special opportunities for research presentations and professional advancement, and career counseling and networking
  7. Enhancing the involvement of individuals from underrepresented minority groups or those returning to research careers after family obligations and, whenever possible, enabling persons with disabilities as scholars, mentors, and other resource positions
  8. Providing a periodic evaluation of the PCCSDP program as a whole.

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., Friday, August 29, 2008. Letters of intent should be limited to a 3-page summary, including 1) plans for recruiting a diverse pool of candidates; 2) anticipated selection process and/or criteria for selectiing trainees; 3) a preliminary listing of mentors and departments that will participate in the program; 4) plans for developing and maintaining guildelines for training, didactic interactions, career development and responsible conduct of research; and 5) departmental commitments for supporting Phase II candidates.


Up to $800,000 direct costs for Year 1; amounts for subsequent years will be variable

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, August 29, 2008

Sponsor Deadline:

A non-required letter of intent is due October 20, 2008. The application receipt date is November 19, 2008.

URL for more information:

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

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