The DiabDocs program is now soliciting letters of intent for applications for a mentored career development program from a diverse group of early career physician scientists engaged in research relevant to type 1 diabetes (T1D) including basic, translational, clinical, epidemiology/biostatistics, informatics, health services or health policy projects. Awards will provide promising investigators the opportunity to be mentored in research-intensive settings at their home institutions to compete successfully for an NIH K08/23 or similar Career Development Awards.
Successful applicants will be early career faculty with experience and training in relevant areas who have demonstrated skills and potential in research and a strong commitment to an academic research career. The full application (due September 30, 2022) will need to outline a clear research project, well-formulated career development plan including mentorship from an experienced scientific mentor, and strong departmental support to protect time for research.
Persons invited to submit full applications will also be invited to a program retreat in late October 2022 for interviews. Full applications will be reviewed by the DiabDocs Scientific Review Committee in a study section for funding anticipated January 1, 2023.
Applicants must be US Citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents within the first five years of their faculty appointment as an Instructor or Assistant Professor (or equivalent) at the time of award (January 1, 2023) and able to commit a minimum of 75 percent of full-time professional effort to conducting research and any training activities associated with the program (Note: those in surgical specialties must commit 50 percent).
Letters of Intent (LOI) must include:
• One-page statement of intent to apply
• One-page page preliminary, specific aims for the proposed research project •
NIH-format Bio sketches from the candidate and proposed mentor(s)
• Proof of US citizenship or lawful permanent resident status (copy of passport/green card)
Interested candidates should submit the above materials in PDF format by August 1 to:
David Maahs, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305