Huntington's Disease Society of America: Berman/Topper HD Career Development Fellowship

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) is accepting applications to support young scientists working collaboratively with their mentors and other committed HD health professionals to develop the fellow into an independent HD leader. Applications are welcome from young scientists/clinicians who are interested in a career in Huntington’s disease research or care. The award amount is up to $80,000 per year for up to three (3) years.

Huntington's Disease of America: Berman/Topper HD Career Development Fellowship
http://www.hdsa.org

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) is accepting applications to support young scientists working collaboratively with their mentors and other committed HD health professionals to develop the fellow into an independent HD leader. Applications are welcome from young scientists/clinicians who are interested in a career in Huntington’s disease research or care. Applicants with an MD/DO should be no more than 5 years removed from completing their residency/fellowship at the time of application and cannot have their own laboratory and must identify an individual who will serve as his or her mentor and supervisor. All applicants must have an established mentor who has a PhD and/or MD/DO degree and be a clinical and/or research investigator with a well-documented history of accomplishments in the HD field.   All mentors must have primary appointments at academic, public or private, non-profit research institutions.  Applications from the for-profit sector will not be accepted. All types (i.e., basic, translational or clinical) of HD research proposals are eligible for funding in this program. Research proposals with the highest potential scientific impact on HD will be most highly regarded. Indirect costs are not allowed. it is required that all HDSA Berman/Topper Family HD Career Development Fellows dedicate at least 80% effort to the proposal.

Application Deadline: March 17, 2017. Award notifications will be made by early May 2017 with a fellowship start date no later than August 1, 2017. Application Guidelines for the award: http://hdsa.org/bermantopperfellowship/.

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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