Research Funding

Bone & Joint Young Investigator Career Development Award

Deadline:  July 15, 2012

The Young Investigator Initiative is a career development and grant mentoring program provides early-career investigators an opportunity to work with experienced researchers in our field to assist them in securing funding and other survival skills required for pursuing an academic career.

This career development and grant mentoring program is open to promising junior faculty, senior fellows or postdoctoral researchers nominated by their department or division chairs. It is also open to senior fellows or residents that are doing research and have a faculty appointment in place or confirmed. Basic and clinical investigators, without or with training awards, are invited to apply. Investigators selected to take part in the program attend two workshops, 12-18 months apart, and work with faculty between workshops to develop their grant applications. The next workshop is scheduled to take place November 2-4, 2012 in Rosemont, IL (Chicago area). The unique aspect of this program is the opportunity for attendees to maintain a relationship with a mentor until their application is funded. To apply for this workshop the applicants must provide the following documentation. (For more detailed instructions, please refer to the attached “Requirements for the Application Process.”)


1.  Letter of nomination from division or department chair.

2.  Letter of support from institutional research mentor.

3. One or two page document with program title, specific aims and outline of a proposed grant application from the participant, making sure to note applicant’s name.

 4. Curriculum vitae of the applicant, to include complete contact details, and discipline specialization.

 5. The application is due by July 15, 2012.

6. The application should be addressed to Young Investigators Initiative and emailed to (preferred), or mailed to the USBJI at address provided below.

 Bone&Joint RFA May2012

Bone&Joint Workshop

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