UFCD Transition to Scientific Independence Award (TSIA)
Research Funding Opportunity
Deadline: Dec. 1st, 2014
The primary objective of the UFCD Transition to Scientific Independence Award (TSIA) is to support independent research projects spearheaded by post-doctoral associates and fellows that can lead to preliminary data that will enhance the likelihood of the individual to secure K or R awards from the NIH, or similar awards from other agencies/foundations. The TSIA may not be used to supplement currently funded research projects of the applicant’s mentor(s). Thus, whereas techniques, patient populations, and other aspects of the TSIA may coincide or overlap with those of the mentor’s research program, the hypothesis to be tested and aim(s) of the TSIA project must be unique. In addition, recipients of this funding will be required to submit a Final Report and present their findings at the UFCD Research Day and UF Post-Doctoral Symposium in the year following completion of funding. It is also expected that recipients of the TSIA awards will submit a proposal for extramural funding within 18 months of issuance of the award.