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UCLA CTSI K Award Bridge Grant 2018-19
Deadline: June 18, 2018 12:05 PM

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Request for Applications (RFA)

Important Dates

Application due date: June 18, 2018 by 12:00 PM
Award notification: end of June 2018
Grant start date: July 1, 2018

The UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute is pleased to announce the UCLA CTSI K Award Bridge Grant for highly qualified junior faculty who conduct mentored, interdisciplinary, patient-oriented research. Eligible junior faculty at one of the four UCLA CTSI institutions are invited to apply for a one-time bridging grant for up to $130,000 per year for 2 years.

This bridge funding is specifically intended to help junior faculty who have submitted a NIH K award grant (mentored career development scientist award) within the last 12 months and have received competitive scores on their proposal. This funding will support the faculty member and provide additional time for productivity as they strengthen their proposal for resubmission. This program emphasizes systems biology, clinical pharmacology and translational, community-partnered interventions to prepare trainees for interdisciplinary team science in all populations, across the life cycle. Diseases that disproportionately affect minority populations are a particular focus.

Who May Apply

Applicants must:

  • Be a junior faculty, including clinical instructors and assistant professors, at one of the four UCLA CTSI institutions (Cedars-Sinai, Charles R. Drew, LA BioMed at Harbor-UCLA, and UCLA Westwood) seeking a career in interdisciplinary, translational research.
  • Have a doctoral-level research or professional degree. Candidates should have the potential to lead excellent interdisciplinary teams and to become outstanding translational science investigators who will make an important impact on health.
  • Be the Principal Investigator (PI) on a recently submitted (in the last 12 months) and reviewed early career NIH K award (K01, K02, K07, K08, K22, K23, K25, and K99/R00) application that was scored but not funded. If your NIH K application is currently under review, you are not eligible for this bridge grant.
  • Commit a minimum of 75% full-time professional effort to conduct research.
  • Be eligible for NIH K funding.
  • Not have received an equivalent NIH K award, UCLA CTSI KL2 award or other equivalent career development award.
The Award

CTSI K Award Bridge Grant recipients will receive 2 years of funding or until receipt of an individual NIH K award (or equivalent grant from the Veterans Administration or foundation), whichever comes first. The following table lists the maximum allowable annual amounts for salary, fringe benefits, research expenses, tuition, travel, and statistical support. If selected for this award, you will be asked to provide a budget and budget justifications at that time.

Scholar Salary (75% effort) >$75,000
Scholar Fringe Benefits (capped at 30%) >$22,500
Research Expenses $25,000
Tuition/Career Development $4,000
Travel $2,000
Statistical Support $1,500
Scholar Selection Criteria

The following criteria will be used to select K Award Bridge Scholars:

  • SCORED but unfunded NIH K award applications (excluding K12/KL2) submitted in the last 12 months with addressable concerns.
  • Quality and innovation of the research proposed for the award period.
  • Need for career development funding.
  • Research productivity and academic performance to date.
  • Proposed training environment and mentorship team.
Application Packet

Please CLICK HERE to submit your online application packet by 12:00 PM on June 18, 2018 to include the following required items:

  1. A copy of the most recently submitted K award application materials on Standard Forms SF424 (R&R).
  2. NIH Summary Statement.
  3. Current NIH Biosketch.

For questions, please contact Lisa Chan at CTSIWD@mednet.ucla.edu.

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