There is an unexpected opening (effective immediately) for a scholar in comparative effectiveness research through an NIH-funded K12. If you are a clinical, health services, policy, public health, or applied researcher, you may be eligible for this K12 mentored career development fellowship. The learning experience features three core elements: a didactic education in comparative effectiveness research, broad-based experiential rotations, and a significant, mentored research experience. All scholars will also participate in a comparative effectiveness review and field sites are available in health policy and health care delivery systems. Applicants should propose a research study appropriate to comparative effectiveness research, and should identify more than one mentor. This research will be conducted over the tenure of the fellowship and should lead to a proposal for a K01, K08 or K23, or an R01.
Proposals are due March 1, 2011. Applicants must be able to accept an appointment by April 1, 2011 and must be able to commit 75% FTE immediately. This appointment will be made for a 27-month duration.
To be eligible, applicants must: be U.S. citizens or permanent residents by July 1, 2010, hold a clinical or health professional doctoral degree or its equivalent, be able to commit a minimum of 75% full-time professional effort to conducting comparative effectiveness research, have identified mentors with extensive research experience, and NOT be a PI on an R01 or K award.
Scholars will receive salary support for 75% FTE up to a maximum of $90,000 plus OPE, $25,000 per year for research, supplies, and travel (first year will be pro-rated). You will be appointed as an OCTRI scholar, which may give you access to certain core OCTRI services such as biostatistics, IRB, and regulatory compliance; some limitations will apply to these services. You must have more than one mentor and your mentors must represent different disciplines. Two of these mentors will receive $2,500 per year for the award duration (first year will be prorated).
Application must include (maximum 6 pages):
- Summary of applicant’s career goals relating to comparative effectiveness
- Research plan
- Proposed mentors (designate primary mentor)
- Vision of how this comparative effectiveness training program would advance your goals
- Biosketches (new NIH Format) of applicant and mentors (not included in page limit)
- Letter of support from the department/division chair. This letter must ensure that a 75% FTE commitment to research will be possible effective April 1, 2011, as well as agreement to cover salary that exceeds salary allowed by this grant, office space, and additional resources outside of those covered by this proposal. This letter is not included in the page limits.