Caregivers at Carolina RFA now available

Caregivers at Carolina is a program for physician scientists facing extraprofessional caregiving demands. Funding of up to $40,000 per year is available for one to two years to provide direct research support or buy out of clinical time for physician scientists facing substantial caregiving demands at home. Application deadline is March 22, 2019.

A program for physician scientists facing extraprofessional caregiving demands.

Application Solicitation

Funding up to $40,000 per year is available for one to two years to provide direct research support or buy out of clinical time for physician scientists facing substantial caregiving demands at home. The program will also provide access to mentoring and career development resources.

Applications are now being accepted and are due on March 22, 2019 before 5 p.m. EST.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria:

  • Physician Scientist (M.D. or D.O.) at the Assistant Professor or Instructor rank with full time appointment in the UNC SOM and with an active U.S. medical license.
  • Active research or career development funding for clinical research.   Clinical research is defined as the scientific investigation of the etiology, prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of human disease using human subjects, populations, or materials of human origin.
  • Willingness to participate in program meetings and events and to complete questionnaires.
  • Application Materials
  • Two-page description of the candidate’s background, research training, current research and funding.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • One page statement of need with specific detail on the nature and extent of caregiving
  • One page proposal on how the funds would be used, with a budget, and career development milestone(s) that would be achieved with the funds (e.g., grant submitted, research results published).  
  • Letter of support from department chair or division chief.

For a full list of eligibility criteria and application details please contact Yvette_Thompson@med.unc.edu 

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