National Institutes of Health

NEI Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Program Award (K12)

Program Summary

The goal of this FOA is to expand and strengthen the community of investigators engaged in clinical vision research.  An increase in the number of well-trained clinical researchers is necessary to achieve a pool of scientists with contemporary, multidisciplinary expertise able to leverage recent advances in ocular genetics, therapeutics, bioengineering, and bio-behavioral research in order to enhance patient treatment and to increase scientific momentum in these fields.  The FOA is expected to increase the number and diversity of clinical investigators trained in the sciences relevant to clinical vision research; to facilitate the mentoring of this group of scientists; and to form a robust research community bringing new scientific expertise to address the Nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs in vision research.  The FOA is expected to facilitate and support the career development of clinical vision scientists who have made a commitment to independent research careers.


Only one application per institution is allowed.

Award Information

Application budgets need to reflect actual needs of the proposed project.  Total Direct Costs are limited to $1,125,000 per year.  The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period.  The maximum period is five years.

Internal Selection Procedure
The UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and the Carver College 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; and
  2. A description of the proposed project. It should have the following elements:
The above materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. The selected nominee will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's deadline of Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

Proposal Due to OVPRED03/19/2014 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF05/07/2014
Date Due to Sponsor05/14/2014
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due DateN/A
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