National Institutes of Health

NIH: Pediatric Critical Care and Trauma Scientist Development Program (K12)

Program Summary

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to invite applications for the program administration and direction of the Pediatric Critical Care and Trauma Scientist Development Program (PCCTSDP), a national program of research career development for physician-scientists specializing in pediatric critical care and trauma.

The goals of the PCCTSDP are to expand the cadre of investigators trained to advance research in pediatric critical care and to support educational institutions in their ability to stimulate novel research and innovative investigation into the scientific basis of pediatric critical care and trauma practice and the consequences of critical illness and injury for families and children.  The program will fund, up to a maximum of 5 years, the administration and infrastructure of one K12 Career Development Program.


Only one application per institution (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF number) is allowed.

Award Information

The NICHD intends to commit up to $778,000 in total costs for one award in FY 2014.  Application budgets are limited to $720,037 in direct costs, but must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.  The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period.  The maximum project period is five years.

Internal Selection Procedure
The Office of the Vice President for Research and the Carver Collge of Medicine have established an internal review procedure to select the UI nominee. Applications will be reviewed according to the sponsor's selection criteria. Consideration will also be given to UI institutional strengths and strategic directions. Potential applicants must submit, using the preselection link below, the following information:
1. A two page CV
2. A description of the proposed project. It should have the following elements:
  1. Additional pages may be added for references
  2. Please be sure the project is identified on each page and number the pages.
The above materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. The selected nominee will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's deadline of Wednesday, November 13, 2013.


Proposal Due to OVPRED09/18/2013 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF11/06/2013
Date Due to Sponsor11/13/2013
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due Date10/13/2013
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