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RFA 22-1 Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award

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RFA 22-1

This new investigator award supports creative early career investigators, at the Assistant Professor or equivalent level, with outstanding promise who are interested in the health effects of air pollution.  Applicants are encouraged to read more about the history of this award, past winners, and ongoing work by currently-funded Rosenblith awardees here.

Request for Applications 22-1 provides up to 3 years of funding to early career 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.

By the date that full applications are due, the candidate must be at the Assistant Professor level or equivalent at an academic or research institution and meet one of the following two conditions:

  1. Have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 7 years of research experience after obtaining the highest degree. That is, the PhD or equivalent final degree should have been awarded between June 2016 and June 2021 or

  2. Have held a position of Assistant Professor or equivalent for a maximum of 3 years (36 months).

Note that in either case, time spent on non-research activities since obtaining the highest degree, such as medical residencies without a research component or parental or medical leave, may be excluded.

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. 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.

How to Apply
Preliminary Application Due Date: 
February 10, 2023
Full Application Due Date: 
June 30, 2023