The Ellison Medical Foundation invites OHSU to nominate two junior faculty members who show outstanding promise in the basic biology of age-related diseases and disabilities for their New Scholar in Aging Award. The award is intended to provide new faculty with up to $100,000 per year during the critical first few years of their independent research career.
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: structural biology, molecular genetics, studies with model systems ranging from lower eukaryotes to humans, inquiries testing the relevance of simpler models to human aging, genetic epidemiology of aging, candidate longevity genes, aging in the immune system, host defense molecules in aging systems, mechanisms of free radical induced cell aging, mechanisms of aging in various differentiated cell populations, integrative physiology, gene/environment and gene/gene interactions, and new approaches to age-modulated disease mechanisms.
To be eligible, investigators must be in the the first three years of their research careers following their postdoctoral fellowship experience. For the 2012 competition, nominees must hold full-time appointments by March 1, 2012; and they must have been in such an appointment, whether at the sponsoring institution or other institution(s), for no more than three years as of July 15, 2012, i.e. the first appointment having been made no earlier than July 15, 2009. New Scholars may hold one other career development award from a private source concurrently for up to one year.
If you are interested in applying, please submit your CV, a 1-5 page research summary, and a letter of support by Friday, December 2, 2011 using the limited submission form. Institutional nominations will be made in December, and selected candidates will have until March 1, 2012 to submit their full application to the foundation.
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