Application


 

 

The pre-application is required to determine eligibility for the HTRC program. Once completed, the pre-application will be reviewed by the Program Director and applicant’s eligibility determined. If the applicant is eligible, then an invitation will be sent to the applicant to complete a Full Application.

No applications are being accepted at this time

I. Pre-Application (open access)

The pre-application is required to determine eligibility for the HTRC program. Once completed, the pre-application will be reviewed by the Program Director and applicant’s eligibility determined. If the applicant is eligible, then an invitation will be sent to the applicant to complete a Full Application.

 

II. Full Application Components (by invitation)

  • Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Budget and justification
  • Mentored Research Project Summary (4 pages):
    • Specific Aims
    • Significance
    • Innovation
    • Approach
  • Mentor’s Statement (2 pages)
  • References (15 total; not included in the page limit above)
  • Career Development Plan (2 pages)

Direct Submissions (invitation will be sent directly to named referees via online request form):

  • Department Chair's Letter of Recommendation
  • Division Chief's Letter of Recommendation (submit online); if not applicable, a second recommendation from a previous mentor, thesis advisor, or collaborator is acceptable.

 

Application/Selection Process

Once eligibility is established, you will receive an invitation to apply to the HTRC program. We suggest you contact one of the six HTRC Primary Mentors with similar research interests as yours to help develop a mentored research project. The Primary Mentor must be an expert in hemoglobinopathy research (See Mentors/Teaching Faculty). If appropriate a secondary mentor can be recruited to the project. As part of your application, please upload the Primary Mentor’s Statement along with the evaluation form which will be sent to the Primary Mentor directly.

Scholars will be recruited from a pool of new investigators in pediatrics, internal medicine, and basic science departments at Augusta University and outside institutions. Eligibility requirements include:

1. MD, MD/PhD, PhD, DO, or DVM degree

2. US Citizen or permanent resident

3. Never awarded an R01, P01, P50, or K series grant

4. Commitment to careers in basic/translational hemoglobinopathy research

5. 75% effort to a MRP (lower effort will be considered on a case-by-case basis)

6. Commit two years of training in the HTRC program

 

Chairman’s Recommendation Letter

An invitation will be sent to the scholar’s Department Chair from the HTRC Program for a letter of recommendation. This must state the following to confirm that the scholar has permission to fully participate in the HTRC program.

  1. The level of protected time and effort the scholar will be granted throughout the training period
  2. Access to institutional resources for completing your mentored research project and preparing grant applications
  3. Address the scholar’s potential for independent research and dedication to a long-term academic career in hemoglobinopathy

 

Review and Notification Process

Applications will be reviewed by the Recruitment and Admissions Committee (RAC). After a formal interview of the top candidates, recommendations for admission will be made to the Program Director.

Scholars will be notified of the funding decision by June 15, 2015.

Anticipated funding start date: July 1, 2015