NINDS requests applications for its research education programs for residents and fellows in neurology, neurosurgery, neuropathy, and neuroradiology.
This opportunity provides experience in the design and conduct of research, as well as skills required for competitive application for independent funds. Participants will conduct basic or clinical research in a well-funded (NIH or comparable) research laboratory and have one or more mentors with a superb track record in the training of physician-scientists. Participants will be immersed in a significant research problem and an environment that provides high quality mentoring in all aspects of research and career management required for success as a physician-scientist. The immediate goal is to prepare clinicians to effectively compete for individual fellowships or mentored career development awards. Such success will help their transition from resident/fellow to physician-scientist, and, thus, will encourage the retention of a cadre of physician-scientists who will conduct research on the mechanisms, causes, and treatment of neurological diseases.
Application Receipt Date: September 10, 2009
Potential applicants should contact Dr. Stephen Korn, director, Training and Career Development, NINDS; telephone: 301-496-4188; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-10-002.html.