K12 - Neurosurgeon Research Career Development Program (NRCDP)

K12

K12 - Neurosurgeon Research Career Development Program (NRCDP)

Purpose
To facilitate and support a national program of mentored advanced research career development for junior neurosurgeon faculty at institutions nationwide that support neurological research.

Program Announcement
RFA-NS-17-010

List of Funded Awards
Funded NRCDP programs

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Additional Information
The Neurosurgeon Research Career Development Program (NRCDP) (K12) is an award to an educational institution or professional organization to facilitate and support a national program of mentored advanced research career development for junior neurosurgeon faculty at institutions nationwide that support neurological research.  The goal of the program is to increase the cadre of neurosurgeon investigators trained to conduct research into neurological disorders, making use of their neurosurgical training.  This research career development program should promote high quality, novel, creative research and innovative investigation by this cohort of individuals who possess unique clinical and research skills.  As a result of training in this program, highly skilled neurosurgeons should be prepared to develop a successful, independent, well-funded research program, which they will combine with their clinical neurosurgery career to advance the understanding and treatment of neurological disorders.  This FOA will fund, up to a maximum of 5 years, the administration and infrastructure of one NRCDP.  It uses the K12 Career Development mechanism, to be overseen by a national cohort of renowned basic and clinical investigators, to support the career development of neurosurgeon-researchers at institutions around the country).