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The CFAR Developmental Core offers a prestigious mentoring program, where junior faculty are matched up with senior faculty. They are given support and guidance on their professional development.
The CFAR Developmental Core offers the opportunity for Junior faculty to be mentored. Faculty mentoring is an important component of the Case CFAR, and is administered by the Developmental Core. The program is designed to encourage the development of junior faculty who are interested in HIV/AIDS research, by providing guidance in the areas of grants, research, and publications. Click HERE for more information on the mentoring program.
The CFAR Developmental Core Award opportunity is available once a year to help provide funding for the developmental projects that foster further development of AIDS research at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals and enhance interactions between basic and clinical scientists, in addition to providing support for innovative technological developments as they relate to programs of AIDS research.
Eligibility: Applicants should be full-time faculty of CWRU or affiliated Universities and hospitals such as University Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic, Veterans Administration and MetroHealth Medical Center and have an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree. Applicants should hold a full membership with CFAR. There are no citizenship requirements, and applications from minorities are encouraged. All Full members of CFAR are eligible to apply, if an IRB is required for your study you must apply for the IRB prior to the submission of your application. Applicants who are not members of the CFAR must submit a CFAR membership application.
Overview:Developmental funding is not intended to supplement an ongoing NIH-funded project but rather stimulate new research topics and inter-disciplinary collaboration. Priority will be given to funding new projects by junior investigators. Applications from senior investigators will only be considered in response to specific strategic initiatives. Developmental support will be limited to a maximum of two awards per investigator, or a single award and its renewal. For a copy of the application- Developmental Award Application.
Past Developmental Awardees: Click HERE to see CFAR members that were awarded past Developmental awards.
Due Date:Applications for the 2013-2014 developmental awards are due by midnight on Monday, February 4, 2013.
For more information on this program, please contact Karen Fishbaugh-Cummings via email or call (216)368-0271
The CFAR Developmental Core offers travel stipends to graduate or medical students who have submitted AIDS-related abstracts to national or international scientific meetings. Priority will be given to students whose abstracts have been accepted for presentation.
Awards will generally be up to $500 to defray travel and registration costs for students presenting posters and up to $1000 for students giving oral presentations. Applications should be submitted to the CFAR at the time of registration for the meeting, and will be considered on an on-going basis throughout the year.
Eligibility: All students currently enrolled in MD, PhD or MD/PhD programs at Case, including the Molecular Virology program are eligible to apply. It is expected that the work to be presented has been performed in a Case CFAR member laboratory.
For information on applying for a stipend, go to CFAR student travel stipend program.