Request for Proposals to Support Basic or Clinical Spina Bifida Research by Promising Young Investigators
The Spina Bifida Association (SBA) is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals to support basic or clinical Spina Bifida research by promising young investigators.
SBA will award up to two (2) fellowships in 2012. The purpose of the awards will be to provide either initial or continuing financial support to a newly-independent investigator in an established research program. One fellowship, providing up to $50,000 in support, is named the Ashley Rose Advancement in Research Award. The Ashley Rose Foundation was established by Raymond and Linda Pitek in 1997 for their baby, Ashley Rose. Another fellowship, in its fourth year, provides up to $40,000 in funding for research relating to tethered cord syndrome.
The deadline for submission is Friday, June 8, 2012.
The investigator must be a citizen of the United States of America and possess an MD, PhD, DSW, DScN, or equivalent terminal degree prior to beginning the research under the award, but may not have held a faculty title of Assistant Professor (or equivalent) or higher for more than 5 years at the time the fellowship is to begin. The individual may be contemplating a fellowship or may already have begun one, but must be conducting the proposed research in preparation for a research or research and clinical career. The research program in which the fellow is to be appointed must be located in the United States of America and may be at an academic medical institution, hospital, research institute, university, or similar institution. It must be sufficiently established to provide strong support for the fellow, but need not have involved Spina Bifida research previously. The research to be conducted by the fellow may be basic or clinical research, but must be relevant to Spina Bifida.
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