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Jan 29, 2010
Jan 29, 2010
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Apr 07, 2010
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Apr 07, 2010
May 07, 2010
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Military Medical Research and Development
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Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
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Dept. of the Army -- USAMRAA
The Postdoctoral Fellowship Award supports exceptionally talented recent medical or other doctoral graduates performing innovative, high-impact breast cancer research during their postdoctoral training, and allows them to obtain the necessary experience for an independent career at the forefront of breast cancer research. Candidates for this award should exhibit a strong desire to pursue a career in breast cancer research.
Under this award mechanism, the postdoctoral trainee is considered the Principal Investigator (PI) and, as such, should write the project narrative with appropriate direction from the mentor. While the PI is not required to have previous experience in breast cancer research, this proposal must focus on breast cancer research. Proposals must emphasize the PIís high potential for success in becoming an independent breast cancer researcher based on his/her qualifications, achievements, and letters of recommendations. The mentor (or co-mentor, if applicable) must possess the appropriate expertise and experience in breast cancer, to include peer reviewed breast cancer funding and publications, and clearly demonstrate a commitment to guiding the PIís research and training. The proposal should include information about the mentorís experience in conducting innovative research and how he/she intends to support the PIís innovative breast cancer research endeavors. If the mentor is not an experienced breast cancer researcher, then a formal co-mentorship by an established breast cancer researcher is required.
Proposals must provide details on the suitability of the PIís overall training plan and research project for attaining the goals of this mechanism. In addition, proposals must elaborate on the quality of the training environment in which the candidate will work, provide details on the training program and describe how this training will facilitate the candidateís career development as an independent, innovative breast cancer researcher. A multidisciplinary research approach to breast cancer is highly encouraged but not required; however, if there are multi-disciplinary aspects to the training, they should be clearly outlined in the proposal.
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