Emerging Scholars Program makes request for applications

February 28, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The Center for Cell Plasticity and Organ Design (CPOD) is pleased to announce a new competitive award program which aims to help talented junior investigators launch a successful independent research career.

CPOD Scholars will receive funds to perform exploratory studies or generate a new research model, and an individualized mentoring committee to guide project development and grant submission. This program takes advantage of the broad base of center members and extends training impact in a new and exciting direction.

The CPOD Emerging Scholars Program supports early-stage faculty or senior postdoctoral fellows transitioning to a faculty position. This competitive award ($25,000 total over a two-year period) provides mentoring for talented junior investigators working to develop an independent research program.

The mentoring committee will advise the Emerging Scholar on research priorities and assist with the development of a grant proposal (R01, K01, etc.). This fellowship will give the scholar access to a broad base of CPOD Faculty to partner with to establish an independent research program.

  • The applicant must have a full-time faculty appointment at U-M or have an active full-time appointment by the time funding takes effect.
  • The research project must fit the goals of CPOD.
  • Scholar must commit to submitting an external career development award (e.g., K01, K08) or research grant (e.g., R01, R21).
  • Applicants (or their mentors) do not have to be CPOD faculty members.
  • Those who have already received R or K type funding are not eligible for this fellowship.

Materials due: Midnight, Friday, April 1. Submit to Tamika Mohr at: organogenesis@umich.edu

Please direct questions to: organogenesis@umich.edu

Instructions and the Application templates are attached and are available online at: https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/cpod/emerging-scholars-program.