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Call for Applications: Obesity Society Early-Career Research Grants
This program (formerly, New Investigator Research Grants) is offered by The Obesity Society (TOS), as a member service, to foster and stimulate new research ideas in any area of investigation related to obesity. The program targets junior-level investigators and post-doctoral trainees by funding proposals that demonstrate a high likelihood of resulting in new and innovative approaches in obesity research. Early-career investigators are defined as individuals who have received a PhD within the past five years or MD within the past eight years and who currently hold full-time, entry-level positions (e.g., post-doctoral fellow, instructor, assistant professor) at an established academic/research institution. Applicants may request up to $25,000. No indirect cost will be paid from this grant. Applications (Letters of Intent) are due Monday, March 31, 2014, with funding available August 20, 2014. The award may be expended over a period of up to one year.
The following applies to the Principal Investigator only:
- Member of TOS (domestic or international)
- Junior investigator or post-doctoral research fellow:
PhD within the past five years or MD within the past eight years
No previous major research funds as PI (e.g. RO1, UO1, PO1, P510, and any extramural funding totaling more than $250,000 per year of direct costs
Potential to generate future funding
- Applications from postdoctoral research fellows must have a mentor who is a current TOS member
PhD: obtained not earlier than September 1, 2009; MD: obtained not earlier than September 1, 2006. Applicants may not be a post-doctoral fellow for more than five years.