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Funding News - Applications Sought for NINDS Mentored Research and Clinical Scientist Development Awards in Translational Research

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) invites grant applications for NINDS Mentored Research and Clinical Scientist Development Awards in Translational Research.*

Recent discoveries in neuroscience offer promising opportunities for improved therapies for neurological disorders. As part of its mission to reduce the burden of neurological disease, NINDS is committed to encouraging the translation of these basic discoveries into new treatments.  This award enables investigators to build a program of translational research in neurological disorders under the guidance of an experienced mentor. The training received through this program has two key elements—a research project, conducted under the supervision of the mentor, and a career development program, which will provide broad training for the applicant in the preclinical development of therapies.

This opportunity is available to investigators with PhDs (or equivalent research-intensive degrees) who are in the early stages of establishing independent research careers, and investigators with clinical doctoral degrees or PhDs in a clinical discipline. Applicants should have significant postdoctoral or clinical fellowship experience or a junior faculty appointment at the applicant organization.

For more information, potential applicants should contact  Dr. Thomas Miller, Program Director, Technology Development Group, NINDS, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 2139, Bethesda, MD   20892; telephone:  301-496-1779; fax:  301-402-1501; e-mail:

*For a more detailed description of this program announcement, please visit the NIH web site at: