Title Research Starter Grants in Informatics
Sponsor Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation, Inc.
Application Deadline Sep 1, 2012
Eligibility Those holding the academic rank of assistant professor (or research assistant professor) within a tenure track (or research track) appointment, i.e., not instructor, are eligible to apply for these research starter grants, providing their proposed research is neither directly nor indirectly subsidized to any significant degree by an extramural support mechanism. Exceptions to this would require written support from the department chairman that the award of this grant would promote the Instructor into a regular tenure or research track appointment with opportunity for promotion within the track. The program is not intended for those in postdoctoral training programs. However, individuals in postdoctoral training scheduled to conclude and who will hold an academic appointment by January 1, 2012 may apply. Applicants must be sponsored by the department or unit where the proposed research is to be undertaken. The grant is made to the university on behalf of the applicant and with the understanding that the university will administer the funds. Applications must be submitted by an accredited U.S. school, and all applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Before an individual is eligible to apply for an award, the applicant must first have a firm commitment from a U.S. university.
Grants support career development of scientists engaged in computational and experimental research to integrate cutting edge information technology with advanced biological, chemical, and pharmacological sciences in genetics (molecular, medical [human], pharmaco, or population); genomics (function, structural, toxico, pharmaco, or comparative); proteomics; and biological pathways.