UNC Children's Development Early Career Investigator Grant Award

Faculty members are encouraged to apply for the UNC Children's Development Early Career Investigator Grant Award made possible through generous support from the Medical Foundation of North Carolina. Two awards of $10,000 are available to early career investigators pursuing pediatric research.

This grant is funded by the UNC Children’s Medical Foundation through fundraising and philanthropic donations. Oversight comes from the Department of Pediatrics Chair, Dr. Stephanie Davis. This grant supports the development of pediatric researchers to advance child health. In alignment with this mission, this mechanism supports early career investigators who perform pediatric-related research in basic, translational, or clinical research, domestically or abroad. More information can be found below:

  • Anticipated awards: Up to 2.
  • Project Maximum Award Amount: $10,000.
  • Eligibility: Early career faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor performing pediatric research.
  • Requirements: This award is intended to support a research project spearheaded by an early career investigator working with guidance of an identified senior faculty mentor. Proposed projects can include ancillary projects to already established or planned (funded) research protocols, stand-alone research projects, or projects with a quality improvement focus (as long as special consideration is given towards plans for publication). The application must include the mentor’s letter of support (which articulates the mentor’s engagement with the mentee and project) and biosketch. Plans and considerations for leveraging the products of the proposed work for the pursuit of future extramural funding are highly encouraged.

The application deadline is Monday, December 16, 2019 at midnight.

Visit http://childrensresearch.unc.edu/grants for more information.