DoD Tick-Borne Disease Research Program
Career Development Award
Amount of funding: Direct costs budgeted will not exceed $300,000.
Purpose: The FY21 TBDRP CDA supports early-career investigators in their efforts to conduct impactful research with the mentorship of an experienced tick-borne diseases researcher (i.e., the mentor), thus providing an opportunity to obtain the funding, guidance, and experience necessary for productive, independent careers at the forefront of tick-borne diseases research. This award supports impactful research projects with an emphasis on discovery that may be translational in nature, but are not clinical trials. Under this award mechanism, the early-career investigator is considered the Principal Investigator (PI), and the application should focus on the PI’s research and career development.
PI Eligibility: Independent Investigators - Stanford Assistant Professors with PI eligibility and CE Assistant Professors (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained through their RPM in RMG at least 1-2 weeks prior to the LOI submission). The PI must be an early-career research scientist, physician scientist, or other qualified clinical scientist, within 10 years of completion of their terminal degree at the time of application submission deadline (excluding time spent in residency or on family medical leave) and exhibit a strong desire to pursue a career in tick-borne diseases research. Time spent as a postdoctoral fellow is not excluded.
Mentor Eligibility: The Mentor must hold a position at or above the level of an Associate Professor. The mentor must be an experienced researcher as demonstrated by a recent (last 5 years) history of funding and publications in tick-borne diseases research, and should ideally have experience mentoring other independent scientists.
Not eligible: Instructors, Clinical Instructors, Academic staff-research (i.e., research associates), and Postdocs are not eligible because Stanford does not consider those positions to be independent or faculty-level positions.
Pre-application/Letter of intent (required) deadline: May 26, 2021 via eBrap
Please include your RPM’s name as business official in the pre-application.
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or CGO/OSR) deadline: August 20, 2021
Full proposal deadline: August 27, 2021 via grants.gov