Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation: I.M. Rosenzweig Junior Investigator Award

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation is accepting letters of intent to fund junior investigators (individuals within five years of completion of their formal training) to maintain and enhance their interest in pulmonary fibrosis (PF) research during the early stages of their academic career. The award amount is up to $50,000 over two years. The deadline is Nov. 30.

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified the following private funding opportunity:

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation: I.M. Rosenzweig Junior Investigator Award
http://www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org

The Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to fund encourage junior investigators (individuals within five years of completion of their formal training) to maintain and enhance their interest in pulmonary fibrosis (PF) research during the early stages of their academic career. The Foundation aims to support projects that offer a high likelihood of improving the understanding of PF in the following areas:

  • Basic science
  • Translational research
  • Clinical medicine/research
  • Social science/quality of life

Successful projects should eventually lead to independent research, thus making investigators competitive for major awards from the NIH, other federal agencies, private foundations or other sources. Eligible applicants must not have been the recipient of a major independent research award (e.g., NIH R01, VA Merit, or equivalent grant inside or outside the US) that overlaps with the proposed application. There is no restriction on country of citizenship or country of residence. No budgetary or scientific overlap is permitted with another award. The application should represent an area that is unique and distinct from currently funded projects. It is preferred that applicants be either currently or recently involved in a mentored grant program, have a strong link with one or more senior investigators, and be pursuing a career as an established investigator. A signed letter from the investigator’s supervisor will be acceptable documentation. The intent of the Junior Investigator program is to allow the investigator to generate data to be competitive for a major independent research award within three years.

LOI Deadline: Nov. 30, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. Invited full proposals will be due February 2017 with award notifications made by June 2017. Application Guidelines for the award: http://www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org/medical-community/pff-research-funds/i-m-rosenzweig-junior-investigator-aware

The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance in pursuing privately funded opportunities. If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please email cfr@unc.edu or phone 919-962-2867.

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