The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) encourages applications for mentored quantitative research development awards. This announcement is made together with 17 other components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).*
A particular area of research is often invigorated by novel perspectives that may be provided by individuals trained outside that research arena. The purpose of this award is to attract to NIH-relevant research those investigators whose quantitative science and engineering research thus far has not been focused primarily on health and disease.
The award supports the career development of quantitatively trained investigators who make a commitment to basic or clinical biomedicine, bioengineering, bioimaging, or behavioral research relevant to the NIH mission. The NIH is especially interested in increasing the number of scientists trained to conduct high-quality research that combines insights derived from, and that cuts across, different scientific, technical, and biomedical areas. Examples of quantitative scientific and technical backgrounds considered appropriate for this award include, but are not limited to: mathematics, statistics, economics, computer science, imaging science, informatics, physics, chemistry, and engineering.
For more information, potential applicants should contact Dr. Stephen Korn, Director, Training and Career Development, NINDS, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 2186, Bethesda, MD 20892; telephone: 301-496-4188; fax: 301-594-5929; e-mail: NINDStrainingoffice@ninds.nih.gov.
*For a full list of supporting NIH components and a more detailed description of this announcement, please visit the NIH web site at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-087.html.