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Funding Opportunities for Early Career Investigators at the NIGMS

  The NIH will almost certainly be your #1 source of support when it comes time to launch your indenpedent research program. The first steps are often the hardest. In related news, the average age for a first R01 grant is at an all time high of 46. The NIH has sought to address this over the years, defining Early Stage Investigators as a privileged category of applicants in 2008. More recentl...

All for One and One for All: The Concept of Team Science

by Julie K. Freed, MD PhD I attended a colleague’s wedding in 2013. Not surprisingly, I was assigned to sit at the far back table with the other coworkers and their spouses. I will never forget meeting the physical medicine and rehabilitation physician. After we introduced ourselves and our specialties, in a very polite way, he chuckled and responded with “well, I don’t think our paths will cross ...

Funding Mechanisms Designed to Transition to Scientific Indepedence

Finding the right audience and funding mechanism for your grant is high on the list of challenges facing early career investigators in anesthesiology. We at eSAS are very fortunate to have the support Dr. Alison Cole, PhD, Chief of the Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences Branch at the National Institute for General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). As part of her role at NIGMS, she administers gran...

Eight tips for applying for your first grant

by Catherine Chen, MD While I don’t claim to be an expert in grantwriting, I have learned a thing or two over the past few years that may be helpful to those just starting out. I wrote my first successful grant application—a FAER Research Fellowship Grant—when I was a 2nd year anesthesia resident. More recently, I applied for and received a FAER Mentored Research Training Grant. Although both requ...

Picking A Research-Oriented Anesthesiology Residency

by Boris Heifets, MD PhD You’re finishing med school. You did a PhD, or spent serious time doing research. You are shocked how much you love anesthesiology (not quite what you expected a few years ago). Somewhat less shocking: you alone, among your peers, are going down this road instead of a research-track residency in medicine/peds/path. Can you really combine a career in science and anesthesiol...

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