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Young Investigators Initiative Grant Mentoring Program and Career Development Program

Published: November 15, 2013

The Young Investigators Initiative Grant Mentoring Program and Career Development Program is calling for submissions for the workshop on May 16-18, 2014. Deadline for submissions are January 15, 2014. If you have any questions, please inquire with the Division Office to recieve the necessary documents for your application.

The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) and Bone and Joint Canada are dedicated to raising public awareness and to increasing research of musculoskeletal diseases.  It is apparent that research in the musculoskeletal diseases performed by young investigators is not keeping pace with the increasing burden of these diseases. In response, we have developed a series of workshops to provide early-career investigators an opportunity to work with experienced researchers in our field to assist them in securing funding and other survival skills required for pursuing an academic career.

This grant mentoring program is open to promising junior faculty, senior fellows or post-doctoral researchers nominated by their department or division chairs. It is also open to senior fellows or residents that are doing research and have a faculty appointment in place or confirmed. 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 is scheduled to take place May 16-18, 2014 in Rosemont, IL (Chicago).  The unique aspect of this program is the opportunity for attendees to maintain a relationship with a mentor until their application is funded.  To apply for this workshop the applicants must provide the following documentation. For more detailed instructions, please refer to the attached “Requirements for the Application Process.”


1. Letter of nomination from division or department chair.

2. Letter of support from institutional research mentor.

3. One to two page document with program title, specific aims and outline of a proposed grant application from the participant, making sure to note applicant’s name.   

4. Curriculum vitae of the applicant, to include complete contact details, and discipline specialization.

5. The application is due by January 15, 2014.

6. The application should be addressed to Young Investigators Initiative and emailed to (preferred), or mailed to the USBJI at the address provided below.

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