This award is intended for junior faculty who are in the early stages of their careers; specifically, the applicant may not be the recipient of an active career development (K) award, or a funded R01 grant or equivalent at the time of application. Other mentored research awards are acceptable.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Hold an MD, DO, PhD, or equivalent degree at the time of the award
- Be within 5 years of a faculty appointment in association with an academic research institution in the United States or Canada at the time of application
- Have a strong career interest in rheumatology
- Have a research mentor with extensive experience in the field of rheumatology
- Be able to devote at least 50% of professional time to research for the next 2 years (versus administrative, patient care, or teaching responsibilities)
- Be able to complete the proposed research within the 2-year award period, providing evidence (manuscript, presentation, or abstracts) resulting from the research
Applicants must reside in the United States or Canada.
An applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada or hold a temporary non-immigrant visa. This visa must be valid for the two-year award period (February 1, 2021 – February 1, 2023).