The National Institutes of Health, the nation’s premier agency for biomedical and behavioral research, in partnership with the Lasker Foundation, is pleased to announce the Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program, an historic “intramural-extramural” partnership to nurture the next generation of clinical researchers.
The program supports a small number of exceptional clinical researchers in the early stages of their careers to promote their development to fully independent positions. Successful candidates are designated as Lasker Clinical Research Scholars.
Lasker Scholars can take advantage of a unique combination of NIH funding for clinical research for upwards of 12 years. The program, the first of its kind, combines a period of independent research as a Principal Investigator in the NIH Intramural Research Program for 5 to 7 years, with the opportunity for additional years of independent financial support either at the NIH or at an extramural research institution.
Lasker Scholars will have access to the NIH Clinical Center, the nation’s largest hospital devoted entirely to clinical research. Through an arrangement with the Lasker Foundation, Scholars will have the opportunity to participate in selected activities, including attendance at the Lasker Breakfast and Award Luncheon, and participation in annual scientific meetings.
The program honors the contributions of Mary and Albert Lasker to the NIH and to the overall biomedical community.
Request for Letter of Support (mandatory) deadline June 2, 2014
Full application deadline July 29, 2014
More information: http://www.nih.gov/science/laskerscholar/index.html