The NEI Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Program Award (K12)(NIH)

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The goal of this FOA is to expand and strengthen the community of investigators engaged in clinical vision research. An increase in the number and diversity of well-trained clinical researchers is necessary to achieve a pool of scientists with contemporary, multidisciplinary expertise. These scientists will be able to leverage recent advances in ocular genetics, therapeutics, bioengineering, and bio-behavioral research in order to enhance patient treatment and to increase scientific momentum in these fields. The FOA is also expected to facilitate and support the career development of clinical vision scientists who have made a commitment to independent research careers.

This is a limited submission opportunity; the University may submit only one (1) grant application.

Faculty at the River Campus interested in submitting a proposal must submit an abstract, CV, and budget to the Deans via Debra Haring ( or Cindy Gary (

Interested faculty at the Medical Center must submit an abstract, CV, and budget to Dean Puzas via Catherine Muzytchuk (, using the phrase “NEI Mentored Scientist” in the subject line.

The deadline for submissions to the Deans is March 8, 2013.  The Deans will forward their ranked submissions to Associate Provost Jason Adsit by March 22, 2013. The Interim Vice President for Research will decide which submission will move forward by March 29, 2013.

The complete program solicitation can be found here. The deadline for the full proposal is May 14, 2013. It is important to remember that ORPA must receive electronic proposals five (5) business days prior to the sponsor’s deadline, along with a completed and signed University sign-off form.



NIH Funding Acknowledgement ** Important ** All publications resulting from the utilization of CTSI resources are required to credit the CTSI grant by including the NIH FUNDING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.