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Training and Career Development - Scholars Program

About the Scholars Program:

The NCI-funded CRN Scholars Program is a 26-month training activity that aims to help junior investigators develop research independence using CRN resources to conduct population-based multi-site and multi-disciplinary studies that leverage the network's strengths.

Specific goals that CRN Scholars work toward during their training include becoming a Principal Investigator (PI) on a successful investigator-initiated grant, and being first author on a peer-reviewed, published article reporting original research.

The Scholars Program is open to junior investigators from academic institutions, cancer centers, federal institutes, and other research centers. We are seeking candidates with a demonstrated commitment to conducting future population-based cancer research within integrated health care settings.

We are currently recruiting for the Spring 2015 Scholars!

Program Curriculum:

CRN Scholars are expected to develop grant applications and/or manuscripts through one-on-one mentoring and by participating in twice-monthly conference calls with their peers in the Program. Semiannual in-person meetings (Spring and Fall) are scheduled as part of the training program, and travel to these meetings is funded by the CRN. The Program curriculum is based on principles of adult learning, in which participants identify their own needs and faculty act as facilitators. At the completion of their training, Scholars will have cutting-edge skills for conducting research in integrated delivery systems.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be a junior investigator, defined as a doctoral-level (MD/PhD or equivalent) researcher who is eligible to serve as a new investigator on an NIH R01 or equivalent grant.
  • Potential applicants are required to have a local mentor.
  • Must have 20% FTE available to participate (10% FTE to be funded by your institution).
  • Applications should be in one of the focus areas of the CRN, which include: Prevention and Screening, Health Care Quality and Cost, Communication and Dissemination/Implementation, Epidemiology of Prognosis and Outcomes, and Informatics.

Number of Awards and Support

We will fund up to 8 scholars. Scholars are entitled to 10% FTE coverage including fringe and indirect costs and an institutional match of 10% FTE. Funding is also available for travel to two CRN scholars meetings per year.

Additional Information:

Leadership Team:

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