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Application due date: June 17, 2019 by 5:00 PM
Award notification: end of June 2019
Funding period: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020
The UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is pleased to announce the K Bridge Award 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 bridge award for up to $50,000 from the CTSI over 12 months to support research and career development across the spectrum of translational science but requires equal matching funds from their home institution(s)/department(s) for a total award up to $100,000.
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.
CTSI K Bridge Scholars will receive up to 12 months of funding up to $100,000 (CTSI and department matching funds), which may include salary, fringe benefits, research-related support, career development/tuition, and conference travel. Scholars may receive bridge funding until receipt of an individual NIH K award (or equivalent grant from the Veterans Administration or foundation), whichever comes first.
The following criteria will be used to select K Bridge Scholars:
Please CLICK HERE to submit your online application packet by 5:00 PM on June 17, 2019 to include the following required items:
For questions, please contact the CTSI Workforce Development Program at CTSIWD@mednet.ucla.edu.