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1 Postdoctoral & Early Career Funding in the Biomedical Sciences February 15, 2011 John Ivy, PhD Office of Research Development Division of Research and Graduate Studies Texas A&M University Texas A&M Health Science Center JohnIvy@tamu.edu

2 Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 2 15 Feb 2011 Today's Topics Postdoctoral Fellowship Funding Opportunities Postdoctoral Fellowship Funding Opportunities Finding opportunities Finding opportunities

3 Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 3 15 Feb 2011 ORD Member List Jean Ann Bowman, PhD jbowman@tamu.edu Jean Ann Bowman, PhD jbowman@tamu.edu jbowman@tamu.edu Research Scientist, Research Development Officer Physical Geography/Hydrology, earth, ecological, environmental John Ivy, PhD (Molecular Biology) johnivy@tamu.edu John Ivy, PhD (Molecular Biology) johnivy@tamu.edu johnivy@tamu.edu Senior Research Development Officer NIH biomedical and biological science initiatives Libby Pasciak libbyp@tamu.edu Libby Pasciak libbyp@tamu.edu libbyp@tamu.edu Administrative Assistant Limited Submission coordination Director, Open Director, Open

4 Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 4 15 Feb 2011 For more information For an electronic version of this presentation and background materials For an electronic version of this presentation and background materials Go to http://ord.tamu.edu/seminar- materials/seminar-materials-by-date/ Go to http://ord.tamu.edu/seminar- materials/seminar-materials-by-date/http://ord.tamu.edu/seminar- materials/seminar-materials-by-date/http://ord.tamu.edu/seminar- materials/seminar-materials-by-date/ Click on today’s date Click on today’s date

5 Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 5 15 Feb 2011 Funding for Postdoctoral Scientists In the biological and biomedical sciences In the biological and biomedical sciences Many postdocs are funded by salary from a faculty’s individual grant Many postdocs are funded by salary from a faculty’s individual grant Training Grants are awarded to institutions Training Grants are awarded to institutions Fellowships are awarded to individuals Fellowships are awarded to individuals

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8 F32 NIH Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (Parent F32) Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (Parent F32) http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-113.html http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-113.html http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-113.html Supported by only 16 of the 24 ICs at NIH Supported by only 16 of the 24 ICs at NIH Consultation with relevant IC staff prior to submission of an application is strongly encouraged. Consultation with relevant IC staff prior to submission of an application is strongly encouraged. Applications due Apr 8, Aug 8, Dec 8 annually Applications due Apr 8, Aug 8, Dec 8 annually Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 8 15 Feb 2011

9 F32 NIH Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship Awardees may receive up to 3 years aggregate support Awardees may receive up to 3 years aggregate support Award Budget is composed of stipend ($37,740 year 1), tuition and fees (up to $4,500), and institutional allowance ($7,850). Award Budget is composed of stipend ($37,740 year 1), tuition and fees (up to $4,500), and institutional allowance ($7,850). Individual eligibility Individual eligibility Any applicant fellow with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research Any applicant fellow with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research Applicant will work with his/her sponsor and organization to develop an application Applicant will work with his/her sponsor and organization to develop an application By the time of award, the individual must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence By the time of award, the individual must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 9 15 Feb 2011

10 Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 10 15 Feb 2011 Kirschstein-NRSA pre-doctoral fellowships (F31s) Applications, awards, and success rates

11 Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 11 15 Feb 2011 Review Criteria Core Criteria Core Criteria Fellowship applicant Fellowship applicant Sponsor(s), Collaborator(s), and Consultant(s) Sponsor(s), Collaborator(s), and Consultant(s) Research Training Plan Research Training Plan Training Potential Training Potential Institutional Environment and Commitment to Training Institutional Environment and Commitment to Training

12 NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology Awarded by the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) Awarded by the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12720 http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12720 http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12720 Applications due Oct 11, 2011; 2 nd Tuesday in October annually thereafter Applications due Oct 11, 2011; 2 nd Tuesday in October annually thereafter For FY 2011, BIO supports fellowships in For FY 2011, BIO supports fellowships in 1) Broadening Participation in Biology and 2) Intersections of Biology and Mathematical and Physical Sciences. 2) Intersections of Biology and Mathematical and Physical Sciences. BIO anticipates awarding 15 fellowships in each area BIO anticipates awarding 15 fellowships in each area Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 12 15 Feb 2011

13 NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology Award tenure 24 or 36 months Award tenure 24 or 36 months Award Budget is composed of stipends ($45,000 year 1), research allowance ($10,000/yr), and institutional allowance ($5,000/yr). Award Budget is composed of stipends ($45,000 year 1), research allowance ($10,000/yr), and institutional allowance ($5,000/yr). Individual eligibility Individual eligibility Applicants must be U.S. citizens (or nationals) or permanent residents of the United States (i.e., have a "green card") at deadline Applicants must be U.S. citizens (or nationals) or permanent residents of the United States (i.e., have a "green card") at deadline Applicant must apply as graduate student or during first year after earning graduate degree Applicant must apply as graduate student or during first year after earning graduate degree Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 13 15 Feb 2011

14 Other Federal Postdoc Fellowships Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships in Muscular Dystrophy Research (F32) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships in Muscular Dystrophy Research (F32) http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-075.html http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-075.html http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-075.html NSF Postdoc Fellowships in other fields NSF Postdoc Fellowships in other fields https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/servlet/fastlane.pdoc.DisplayProgramType https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/servlet/fastlane.pdoc.DisplayProgramType https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/servlet/fastlane.pdoc.DisplayProgramType Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/default.shtml http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/default.shtml http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/default.shtml Many topics (e.g., Autism, Breast Cancer, Bone Marrow Failure, Neurofibromatosis) Many topics (e.g., Autism, Breast Cancer, Bone Marrow Failure, Neurofibromatosis) Many award mechanisms, including postdoctoral fellowships Many award mechanisms, including postdoctoral fellowships Awards are made to both foreign and U.S. institutions Awards are made to both foreign and U.S. institutions Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 14 15 Feb 2011

15 Non-Federal Postdoc Fellowships Private foundations (43), see listing at Private foundations (43), see listing at http://www.spo.berkeley.edu/Fund/biopostdoc.html http://www.spo.berkeley.edu/Fund/biopostdoc.html http://www.spo.berkeley.edu/Fund/biopostdoc.html AHA, ACS, AAUW, ASM, Ford Foundation, Jane Coffin Childs, Damon Runyon Cancer, Helen Hay Whitney, etc. AHA, ACS, AAUW, ASM, Ford Foundation, Jane Coffin Childs, Damon Runyon Cancer, Helen Hay Whitney, etc. Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 15 15 Feb 2011

16 Other Funding for Postdocs Travel Grants from professional societies Travel Grants from professional societies For example: Genetics Society of America For example: Genetics Society of America DeLill Nasser Student and Trainee Travel Awards Program DeLill Nasser Student and Trainee Travel Awards Program $1000 for travel costs to attend a national or international meeting or a laboratory course $1000 for travel costs to attend a national or international meeting or a laboratory course For grad students and postdoctoral fellows For grad students and postdoctoral fellows Advice: join appropriate professional societies and receive their announcements Advice: join appropriate professional societies and receive their announcements Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 16 15 Feb 2011

17 Early Career Funding NIH NIH Career Development Awards (K) Career Development Awards (K) K99/R00 K99/R00 NSF NSF CAREER CAREER Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/default.shtml http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/default.shtml http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/default.shtml New Investigator awards, w/in 6 years of degree or postdoctoral training New Investigator awards, w/in 6 years of degree or postdoctoral training Offerings change each year and are topic specific Offerings change each year and are topic specific Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 17 15 Feb 2011

18 Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 18 15 Feb 2011 NIH Career Development K Awards Directed at retraining, professional career development, or recognition of career success Directed at retraining, professional career development, or recognition of career success Typically requires 75% research effort Typically requires 75% research effort K Kiosk http://grants1.nih.gov/training/careerdevelopmentawards.htm K Kiosk http://grants1.nih.gov/training/careerdevelopmentawards.htm http://grants1.nih.gov/training/careerdevelopmentawards.htm Career Award Wizard Helps you select the right career award http://grants.nih.gov/training/kwizard/index.htm Career Award Wizard Helps you select the right career award http://grants.nih.gov/training/kwizard/index.htm http://grants.nih.gov/training/kwizard/index.htm Participation may be restricted to certain Institutes and Centers Participation may be restricted to certain Institutes and Centers

19 Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 19 15 Feb 2011 NIH Career Awards – K99/R00 K99/R00 NIH Pathway to Independence K99/R00 NIH Pathway to Independence 2 years mentored postdoctoral research + 3 years independent research in tenure track position (or equivalent) 2 years mentored postdoctoral research + 3 years independent research in tenure track position (or equivalent) Must have fewer than 5 yr postdoc experience Must have fewer than 5 yr postdoc experience Open to US and non-US citizens Open to US and non-US citizens

20 Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 20 15 Feb 2011 NIH Career Awards K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01) K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01) 3-5 yr, 75% effort 3-5 yr, 75% effort Provides intensive, supervised career development experience in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences leading to research independence. Provides intensive, supervised career development experience in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences leading to research independence. K02 Independent Scientist, 3-5 yr, 75% effort K02 Independent Scientist, 3-5 yr, 75% effort Provides support for newly independent scientists (see IC provisions) who can demonstrate the need for a period of intensive research focus as a means of enhancing their research careers. Provides support for newly independent scientists (see IC provisions) who can demonstrate the need for a period of intensive research focus as a means of enhancing their research careers.

21 Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 21 15 Feb 2011 NIH Career Awards For Clinically trained individuals For Clinically trained individuals Available only to U.S. citizens or non-citizen nationals, or individuals lawfully admitted for permanent residence who have a currently valid Permanent Resident Card…prior to time of award Available only to U.S. citizens or non-citizen nationals, or individuals lawfully admitted for permanent residence who have a currently valid Permanent Resident Card…prior to time of award K08 for Non-patient-oriented research K08 for Non-patient-oriented research K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development (Parent K08) K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development (Parent K08) NCI K08 to promote diversity; NIA K08 on aging research NCI K08 to promote diversity; NIA K08 on aging research K23 for Patient-oriented research K23 for Patient-oriented research K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (Parent K23) K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (Parent K23) NCI K23 to promote diversity; NIA K23 on aging research; Translational Scholar K23 in Pharmacogenomics & Personalized Medicine NCI K23 to promote diversity; NIA K23 on aging research; Translational Scholar K23 in Pharmacogenomics & Personalized Medicine

22 There are at least eight different awards that individuals with a research doctorate should consider. Most of these awards support individuals that have accepted or are ready for a faculty position. Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 22 15 Feb 2011

23 There are nine Different Career Development awards that individuals with a health professional doctorate should consider. Most of these awards support individuals after they have completed clinical training and have accepted a faculty position. Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 23 15 Feb 2011

24 Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 24 15 Feb 2011 Research Grants for Independent Scientists Research Grants for Independent Scientists R01 – Large Research Grant R01 – Large Research Grant 4-5 years, $250,000+/yr 4-5 years, $250,000+/yr R03 – Small Grant R03 – Small Grant 2 year max, $50,000/yr max 2 year max, $50,000/yr max R21 – Exploratory Research Grant R21 – Exploratory Research Grant High Risk – High Reward High Risk – High Reward Transformational Transformational 2 years, $275,000 total 2 years, $275,000 total R15 – Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) R15 – Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) Primarily undergrad institutions Primarily undergrad institutions Institute must have received <$3M per yr in NIH funding Institute must have received <$3M per yr in NIH funding

25 NSF CAREER Awards Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503214 http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503214 http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503214 The CAREER Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the NSF's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. The CAREER Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the NSF's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Estimated Number of Awards: 425 per year Estimated Number of Awards: 425 per year Hold a doctoral degree; Be untenured; and Hold a doctoral degree; Be untenured; and Be employed in a tenure-track position (or tenure-track-equivalent position) as an assistant professor (or equivalent title) at an institution or organization located in the U.S., its territories, or possessions, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico… Be employed in a tenure-track position (or tenure-track-equivalent position) as an assistant professor (or equivalent title) at an institution or organization located in the U.S., its territories, or possessions, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico… Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 25 15 Feb 2011

26 Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 26 15 Feb 2011 Finding Fellowships

27 Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 27 15 Feb 2011 Where do you find the RFPs? (Who ya gonna call?) Federal agency web sites Federal agency web sites Talk to you peers, colleagues, and mentors Talk to you peers, colleagues, and mentors Discussions with Agency and Foundation Representatives Discussions with Agency and Foundation Representatives University posted listings University posted listings Foundation web sites Foundation web sites Professional societies Professional societies Funding sources cited in literature acknowledgements Funding sources cited in literature acknowledgements Google searches Google searches E-mail listserves (last but not least) E-mail listserves (last but not least)

28 Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 28 15 Feb 2011 Using the Internet to Find Fellowships Two types of sites Two types of sites Specific agency Specific agency NIH: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/oer.htm NIH: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/oer.htmhttp://grants.nih.gov/grants/oer.htm NSF: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/education.jsp?fund_type=3 http://www.nsf.gov/funding/ NSF: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/education.jsp?fund_type=3 http://www.nsf.gov/funding/ http://www.nsf.gov/funding/education.jsp?fund_type=3http://www.nsf.gov/funding/ http://www.nsf.gov/funding/education.jsp?fund_type=3http://www.nsf.gov/funding/ CDMRP: http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/default.shtml CDMRP: http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/default.shtmlhttp://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/default.shtml All Federal Agencies: http://www.grants.gov/ All Federal Agencies: http://www.grants.gov/ http://www.grants.gov/ Compendia of Fellowships Compendia of Fellowships AAAS GrantsNet: http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/funding AAAS GrantsNet: http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/funding http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/funding Philanthropy News Digest: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/ Philanthropy News Digest: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/ Community of Science (available by subscription only): http://www.cos.org/ Community of Science (available by subscription only): http://www.cos.org/ http://www.cos.org/

29 Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 29 15 Feb 2011 Find NIH Funding Opportunities NIH Office of Extramural Research NIH Office of Extramural Research http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/oer.htm http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/oer.htm http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/oer.htm http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/index.html http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/index.html http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/index.html Search by keyword Search by keyword Browse by Requests for Applications (RFAs) Browse by Requests for Applications (RFAs) Browse by Program Announcements (PAs) Browse by Program Announcements (PAs) Automatic funding alerts Automatic funding alerts Institutes and Centers (IC) homepages Institutes and Centers (IC) homepages Listed at http://www.nih.gov/icd Listed at http://www.nih.gov/icdhttp://www.nih.gov/icd Go to IC homepage Go to IC homepage Browse or search their “Research Funding” or "Extramural Funding” section Browse or search their “Research Funding” or "Extramural Funding” section

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31 NSF Find Funding Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 31 15 Feb 2011

32 CDMRP Funding Opportunities Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 32 15 Feb 2011

33 Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 33 15 Feb 2011 http://www.grants.gov/

34 AAAS GrantsNet Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 34 15 Feb 2011

35 Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 35 15 Feb 2011 http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/

36 Community of Science Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 36 15 Feb 2011

37 Example COS Search COS Search Wizard COS Search Wizard You or your employer: Academic Institution You or your employer: Academic Institution Citizenship or permanent resident: China (unrestricted & unspecified) Citizenship or permanent resident: China (unrestricted & unspecified) Funding type: Postdoctoral Award Funding type: Postdoctoral Award Sponsor type: All Sponsor type: All Field of Interest: Biomedical OR Infectious OR Cancer Field of Interest: Biomedical OR Infectious OR Cancer Results: 6 opportunities Results: 6 opportunities Amer Inst Cancer Res, Damon Runyon Cancer, USAMRMC (3), Chas A King Trust Amer Inst Cancer Res, Damon Runyon Cancer, USAMRMC (3), Chas A King Trust Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 37 15 Feb 2011

38 Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 38 15 Feb 2011 Example of a Google Search

39 Office of Research Development Texas A&M University 39 15 Feb 2011 Life Science Funding Sources Grants.gov http://www.grants.gov Grants.gov http://www.grants.gov http://www.grants.gov National Institues of Health National Institues of Health Office of Extramural Researchhttp://grants.nih.gov/grants/OER.htm Office of Extramural Researchhttp://grants.nih.gov/grants/OER.htmhttp://grants.nih.gov/grants/OER.htm Individual Institutes and Centers Individual Institutes and Centers Sign up for email listserves or RSS feeds Sign up for email listserves or RSS feeds National Science Foundation http://www.nsf.gov/ National Science Foundation http://www.nsf.gov/ http://www.nsf.gov/ Find Fundinghttp://www.nsf.gov/funding/ Find Fundinghttp://www.nsf.gov/funding/http://www.nsf.gov/funding/ Funded Researchhttp://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/ Funded Researchhttp://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/ GrantsNet sponsored by AAAS http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/funding GrantsNet sponsored by AAAS http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/funding http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/funding Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/default.htm Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/default.htm http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/default.htm Philanthropy News Digest RFP listings http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/ Philanthropy News Digest RFP listings http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/ http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/ American Cancer Societyhttp://www.cancer.org/docroot/RES/RES_0.asp American Cancer Societyhttp://www.cancer.org/docroot/RES/RES_0.asphttp://www.cancer.org/docroot/RES/RES_0.asp American Heart Associationhttp://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=9713 American Heart Associationhttp://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=9713http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=9713 Cancer Research Institutehttp://www.cancerresearch.org/criprogs.html Cancer Research Institutehttp://www.cancerresearch.org/criprogs.htmlhttp://www.cancerresearch.org/criprogs.html Life Sciences Research Foundationhttp://www.lsrf.org/pages/geninfo.htm Life Sciences Research Foundationhttp://www.lsrf.org/pages/geninfo.htmhttp://www.lsrf.org/pages/geninfo.htm National Multiple Sclerosis Societyhttp://www.nationalmssociety.org/ National Multiple Sclerosis Societyhttp://www.nationalmssociety.org/http://www.nationalmssociety.org/

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