Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Leroy Matthews Physician-Scientist Award

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) is accepting applications to support newly trained pediatricians and internists to enhance clinical proficiency in CF-related sub specialties and to develop the necessary research capabilities to become independent biomedical investigators. The award provides individuals who are either enrolled in or are about to enroll in sub specialty training with the opportunity to undertake up to six (6) years of support for their clinical training, research training, and the initiation of their research career. Award amount varies. The application deadline is February 15, 2019.

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

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Leroy Matthews Physician-Scientist Award
http://www.cff.org

Award Amount: varies
Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
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RFP Synopsis:

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) is accepting applications to support newly trained pediatricians and internists to enhance clinical proficiency in CF-related sub specialties and to develop the necessary research capabilities to become independent biomedical investigators. The award provides individuals who are either enrolled in or are about to enroll in sub specialty training with the opportunity to undertake up to six (6) years of support for their clinical training, research training, and the initiation of their research career. It is anticipated that the award will provide the opportunity for clinicians to obtain sub specialty training, to develop into independent investigators, and to initiate a research program. Candidates must be US citizens or US permanent residents (must have obtained permanent residency prior to the time of application). Candidates for this award can be identified as early as their third year of residency training or at any time during their sub specialty training (Phases I and II). Individuals must possess an M.D., D.O., or equivalent. Those applicants that also have a Ph.D. are encouraged to apply. Candidates should demonstrate competence in clinical activities and should show outstanding research potential. Candidates must provide evidence of serious intent for an academic research career (basic or clinical) related to CF. Please note that the review process for this award is quite competitive and highly selective. Candidates must be nominated by an institution on the basis of qualifications, interests, accomplishments, motivation, and potential for a research career related to CF. Evidence of the commitment of the institution to the candidate's research and development must be provided. The level of effort requested for Phases I and II is commensurate with acquiring board eligibility in the sub specialty and developing proficient skills in CF-related research. Phase III requires that a minimum of 75% effort be devoted to the research and research training program. The balance of effort can be devoted to other clinical and teaching pursuits only if they are consonant with the program goals. Funding priority will be placed on those projects that will lead to a better understanding of disease mechanisms, pathophysiology, and prevention, and treatment strategies. Indirect costs are not allowed for this grant.

To read the full application guidelines, including detailed eligibility requirements, please visit: https://www.cff.org/Research/Researcher-Resources/Awards-and-Grants/Career-Development-Awards/LeRoy-Matthews-Physician-Scientist-Award/

The UNC Chapel Hill Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to assist UNC personnel pursuing privately funded opportunities. If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please email cfr@unc.edu or call 919.962.2867.

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