Pediatric Critical Care and Trauma Scientist Development Program

Submission Date: November 13, 2013

Award Ceiling: $720,037

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) from NIH is to invite applications to support a national program of mentored advanced career development and training in research for junior faculty in pediatric critical care medicine and pediatric trauma surgery at research-intensive institutions 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. Within the framework of the Pediatric Critical Care and Trauma Scientist Development Program's longstanding commitment to excellence and projected need for investigators in particular areas of research, attention must be given to recruiting trainees from racial or ethnic groups underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. A formal program to facilitate this recruitment should be part of the proposed program.

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