This award is intended for junior faculty who are in the early stages of their careers; speciﬁcally, the Applicant may not be the recipient of a active career development (K) award, or a funded RO1 grant or equivalent at time of application. Other mentored research awards are acceptable. Applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Hold an MD, DO, PhD, or equivalent degree at time of award
- Be within 5 years of a faculty appointment in association with an academic research institution in the United States at the time of application
- Have a strong career interest in rheumatology
- Have a research mentor with extensive experience in the field of rheumatology
- Be able to devote at least 50% of professional time to research (versus administrative, patient care, or teaching responsibilities)
- Be able to complete the proposed research within the 2-year award period, providing evidence (manuscript, presentation, or abstracts) for future research projects.
Applicants must reside in the United States.
An applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the country/region in which they propose to conduct the research, or otherwise hold a temporary study or nonimmigrant visa which allows legal residency in the country/region in which the research will be performed. Such visa must be valid for the two-year award period (January 2, 2019 – December 31, 2021).