Request For Applications 21-2 provides up to 3 years of funding to junior investigators for a project relevant to HEI's research interests, as outlined in the HEI Strategic Plan 2020-2025.
Scientists of any nationality holding a PhD, ScD, MD, DVM, or DrPH degree or equivalent are eligible to apply. This is a new investigator award. At the time of application, the candidate should have a minimum of two, and a maximum of seven, years of research experience after obtaining the highest degree and must be at the Assistant Professor level or equivalent at an academic or research institution. Evidence that the candidate's institution is prepared to make a longer-term commitment to helping the awardee become established as an independent investigator is required as part of the application. Candidates should possess outstanding research potential. Evidence of this potential, in the form of written letters of support and the candidate’s publication record, is an essential part of the application materials and will be valued equally with the scientific proposal.
Please note that an applicant who does not meet all eligibility requirements will not be considered for this award. HEI will not review applications from individuals with more than seven years’ research experience after obtaining the highest degree. Time spent on non-research activities, such as parental leave and medical residencies without a research component, may be excluded. All applicants should contact HEI to verify their eligibility by sending a full CV, including the date of completion of PhD or MD (or equivalent), to Dr. Dan Crouse.