SHORT NOTICE FUNDING OPP - Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America: Career Development Award

The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America is accepting letters of intent to facilitate the development of individuals with research potential to prepare for a career of independent basic or clinical investigation in the area of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Proposals must be relevant to IBD (Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis) and must contain a career development plan detailing a training plan, mentorship plan, and describe how receiving this award will facilitate the transition to independence. Only one application is allowed per applicant per submission date. Award amount is up to $90,000 per year for up to three years (subject to annual progress report approval). The LOI deadline is Nov. 1.

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

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America: Career Development Award
http://www.ccfa.org

The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America is accepting letters of intent to facilitate the development of individuals with research potential to prepare for a career of independent basic or clinical investigation in the area of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Proposals must be relevant to IBD (Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis) and must contain a career development plan detailing a training plan, mentorship plan, and describe how receiving this award will facilitate the transition to independence. Only one application is allowed per applicant per submission date. Simultaneous submission of a CCFA Senior Research Award and Training Award is not permitted. Awardees must devote a minimum of 80 percent of their professional time directly to this project. Individuals who are already well established in the field of IBD research are not considered eligible for this award. Applicants should identify a senior investigator to act as a mentor to facilitate the transition to independence. At the time of application, applicants must be employed by an institution (public non-profit, private non-profit, or government) engaged in health care or health-related research within the United States. Research is not restricted by citizenship; however, proof of legal work status is required. Applicants must hold an MD or PhD (or equivalent degree). Candidates holding MDs must have five years of experience after receiving their terminal degree—two years of which must be documented research experience relevant to IBD. Applicants holding PhDs must have at least two years of documented post-doctoral research relevant to IBD. Generally, candidates should not be in excess of ten years beyond the attainment of their doctoral degree.

LOI Deadline: Nov. 1. Invited full applications will be due Jan. 14, 2017. Awards will be announced by June 2017 with start date for selected projects of July 1. Application Guidelines for the award: http://www.ccfa.org/science-and-professionals/research/grants-fellowships/career-development-awards.html

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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