MADRC Junior Investigator Mentorship Program seeks applicants

July 16, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (MADRC) is pleased to announce openings in its junior investigator mentoring program.

This program has two aims. One, providing junior investigators entering the field of dementia research with a broad education about contemporary dementia research. Two, providing junior investigators with mentoring by experienced investigators in developing competitive grant applications. 

The program is a two-year program with the following components:

  • An online curriculum about contemporary dementia research to introduce mentees to basic features of dementias.
  • An individually-tailored mentoring committee of experienced investigators to assist mentees with preparation of competitive grant applications.
  • Participation in the career development workshop jointly sponsored by the MADRC and the U-M Pepper Center. This workshop takes place in the spring and includes a mock study section and other career development activities.
  • Mentees receive preferred (not guaranteed) access to MADRC resources and Pilot Grant programs.

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Career commitment to some form of dementia-related research. This covers the whole spectrum of research from social science work to basic biology.
  • Post-doctoral fellow or junior faculty status.
  • Realistic plans to submit a grant application within the next 2 years.

Applicants should submit:

  • A concise statement of research interests and career goals, including identification of projected grant application(s).
  • Vita
  • Letter of reference-support from present primary mentor.

Please send application materials to: Erin Fox (eefox@med.umich.edu). Any questions can also be directed to Erin Fox.

Deadline is Thursday, Aug. 15. 

Please share this opportunity with anyone who might be interested. More information is available here.

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