USBJD seeks young investigators

The United States Bone and Joint Decade (USBJD) grant mentoring program provides early-career clinical investigators an opportunity to work with experienced researchers in their fields to assist them in securing funding and developing other survival skills required for an academic career. This program offers attendees the opportunity to maintain relationships with mentors until their application is funded.

The grant mentoring program is open to promising junior faculty, senior fellows, or post-doctoral researchers nominated by their department or division chairs. Senior fellows or residents who are doing research and have a faculty appointment in place or confirmed may also apply. Basic and clinical investigators, without or with training awards (including K awards), are invited to apply.

Investigators selected to take part in the program attend two workshops, 12 months apart, and work with faculty between workshops to develop their grant applications. The next workshop will take place April 16–18, 2010, in Rosemont, Ill.

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