Molecular Imaging Research Grant for Junior Medical Faculty
Deadline: May 31, 2013 at 11:59 PM EDT
The objective of this program is to provide salary support for one junior faculty member in an academic/research setting to enable them to engage in Molecular Imaging research related to diagnostic or therapeutic applications.
This $100,000 grant provides $50,000 annually for two years and is made possible through a grant from the Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.
The application must be completed in its entirety and submitted along with:
• Principal investigator's current curriculum vitae, attached to application section 'General Information'.
• A research abstract and a detailed research proposal not to exceed 10 pages, excluding references, attached to application section 'Research Proposal'.
• One letter of recommendation from the program director or research supervisor.
• One letter of recommendation from a professional reference.
• There will be an opportunity to attach two additional letters of recommendation in the application, only after the first two letters above have been attached.
• Applicants must have MD degree (or equivalent) and have completed a residency and be certified in their specialty.
• Applicants must be practicing in an academic/research setting as a faculty member in the United States.
• Applicants must be in the first term of their academic appointment, with a rank no higher than assistant professor (or equivalent).
• Applicants must provide a detailed proposal of the proposed research activity.
• Applicants must not have received grant/contract amounts totaling $50,000.00 or more in a single calendar year as the principal investigator.
• Preference will be given to individuals who have demonstrated great potential for a research career in the field of molecular imaging and whose research focuses on translational in vivo studies and includes radionuclide imaging or therapy.
• Applicants will be evaluated on:
- relevance of their research goals/project to advancing molecular imaging
- how original and innovative the proposed project is
- methodology and protocol based on good scientific reasoning
- how well prepared the applicant is to complete the research in the timeframe proposed and how much support does he/she have from his/her institution
• Multidisciplinary projects that investigate methods that integrate other imaging and/or molecular science with radionuclide methods, including research focusing on hybrid imaging techniques such as PET/CT, SPECT/CT and PET/MRI, are encouraged.
• Only one application per faculty member is accepted per grant. No grantee may receive more than one SNMMI research grant in any one year. Likewise no other research grant request or continuation will be considered until a satisfactory summary of an earlier grant is received.