The NIH seeks applications for its Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program (SI2), a unique program that supports exceptional, early-stage clinical researchers. The purpose of the program is to create a bridge between the NIH intramural and extramural research communities. In the first phase, Lasker Scholars will receive appointments for five to seven years as tenure-track investigators within the NIH Intramural Research Program with independent research budgets. In the second phase, successful scholars will be eligible to apply for up to five years of NIH support for their research at an extramural research facility; or, the scholar can be considered to remain as an investigator within the intramural program.
The NIH strongly encourages applicants to submit a letter of intent by December 23, 2011. Full applications are due January 24, 2012. Eligible applicants include physicians and dentists (including MD, MD/PhD, DO, DDS, DMD, RN/PhD, or equivalent clinical doctoral degree) with a professional license to practice in the U.S. Applicants must be no more than ten years from completion of their core residency training. Applicants will generally have completed or be completing a post-residency clinical fellowship, and will have demonstrated sufficient patient-oriented research experience to qualify for a tenure-track level appointment. Applicants do not have to be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, although selected Scholars must qualify for and maintain appropriate visa/residency status throughout the program.
For more information about the program, visit the NIH Lasker Clinical Scholars website.