Information for Applicants for the Child Neurologist Career Development Program (CNCDP-K12) beginning July 1, 2018

Letter of Intent Due: June 1, 2017; A two-page letter of intent from the applicant stating his/her intent to apply, date of completion of clinical training, the name of the institution and mentor, title of the proposal, brief career development plan and Specific Aims (see detailed instructions below).

Final Applications from Invited Candidates Due: August 15, 2017

Apply on-line on the www.CNCDP-K12 website

CMCDP-K12 Office Information: Gonzalezj@kennedykrieger.org

Goal of the Program: The overarching goal of the program is to train talented young child neurologists with a strong interest in research how to become productive in their chosen field and publish outstanding scientific papers that will make a national and international impact on the field. The scholars will learn how to become independent scientifically and will also become careful researchers who will follow the basic principles needed to produce science that is valid, ethical, transparent, and reproducible. They will also learn how to compete successfully to achieve funding by NIH and other agencies so that they can support a long term, independent research career during which they can become outstanding mentors themselves.

Eligibility for the CNCDP-K12 Award: This career development award is intended for pediatric neurologists who seek a three year period of intensive, clinically relevant basic and/or patient-oriented research after completion of clinical training. Candidates must be less than 5 years out from the completion of clinical training at the time of application but very highly qualified candidates who are further out will be considered on a case by case basis.

Candidates must have an appointment as an Instructor or Assistant Professor in an academically oriented department of Neurology and/or Pediatric Neurology in the United States which is capable of providing mentorship by outstanding research mentors in medical educational and research institutions with well-established research infrastructure. Unlike the NSADA (Neurological Sciences Academic Development Award) which this CNCDP-K12 replaces, training in the CNCDP program can take place at any qualified institution, rather than at a small number of pre-approved institutions.
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