REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS

CONNECTICUT INSTITUTE FOR CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE (CICATS) at the UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

M1 MENTORSHIP AWARD

 

The Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS) at the University of Connecticut is pleased to announce its second funding cycle of the M1 Mentorship Award.

ABOUT CICATS 

CICATS, a cross university translational institute, was conceived in 2009 and formed on 4 principles: Education, Innovation, Collaboration, and Integration.

CICATS strives to educate and nurture established, emerging and future scientists; increase the number of innovative clinical and translational research projects and move discoveries into the community quickly and effectively; work collaboratively with regional and national stakeholders to eliminate health care disparities; and forge new partnerships to create a platform for integration of services and initiatives between the University, community, and beyond.

M1 MENTORSHIP AWARD OVERVIEW: 

Created in 2015, the M1 Mentorship Award aims to develop a cadre of accomplished mentors who will participate in creating an academic environment to elevate mentorship to a discipline with consistently high standards and practices. The M1 Award provides support to successful research-funded faculty to serve as mentors in developing the next generation of research scientists. The M1 Award is specifically targeted towards developing a sustainable academic pipeline to increase underrepresented minority students among the pool of academic scientists. Besides providing individual mentorship, recipients of the award will be involved in the development of mentorship programs at the University of Connecticut encompassing each level of educational training (middle school, high school, undergraduate, graduate, and junior faculty).

FUNDING

The M1 Mentorship Award is a three-year program.  Funding will cover up to 25%, to a maximum of $40,000, of a faculty’s full-time salary appointment. Awards will provide protected time for mentoring activities, including mentorship of individual students as well as participation in the development and execution of various mentorship initiatives.  In addition, up to $10,000 will be allocated to the development of new and innovative initiatives focused on student-related activities that promote their academic growth and increase the number of students in the pipeline. M1 Award recipients are required to attend at least one mentorship conference per year and to participate in further training in the art and science of mentoring minority students.  Renewal of the M1 Award is subject to an annual program performance review and availability of funding.  The M1 Award will not be renewed at the end of the three-year period.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Full-time faculty from UConn Health or UConn Storrs
  • Documented history of successful research funding (National Institutes of Health (NIH) or other sources)
  • Evidence of extensive mentoring experience

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Previous success in securing research funding
  • Caliber of previous mentoring experience
  • Merit and alignment of proposed mentoring activities and initiatives
  • The quality and innovation of the proposed recruitment efforts to engage, increase and retain underrepresented minority students and faculty in the biomedical sciences.

APPLICATION & IMPORTANT DATES

  • To apply, visit the online application.
  • Deadline to submit your application has been extended to Friday, March 24, 2017
  • Notice of Awards – April 2017

For further information, please contact Lana Angelo, CICATS Program Coordinator, at langelo@uchc.edu.