The UCLA Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute (CDI) Junior Faculty Career Development Grant provides awards of up to $98,250 for one year for junior faculty conducting child health research to generate preliminary data needed for subsequent applications to federal and private funding agencies. Eligible faculty for Principal Investigator must have full time appointment in the Department of Pediatrics and be within two years of completing their more recent fellowship or have 75% dedicated protected time towards research. Applicants should not hold a training grant, including K- award or equivalent non-NIH funding at the time of application. Applicant must have future plans of an academic career and submit a NIH K08/K23 grant during the next cycle. Application must have a basic or translational focus in any area relevant to child health and disease. Purely clinical research projects will not be approved. Substantive collaboration with multiple UCLA schools and departments is emphasized for this award. The CDI, established in 2013 at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, encourages innovative and multidisciplinary child health research and research training at UCLA across the spectrum of basic, translational, clinical, and health services research.
Submit applications and/or questions to:
Jaspreet Saini, MPH
CDI Administrative Specialist
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