• News

    Young Investigators Urged to Apply for USBJD Grant Mentoring Program

    Date: January 11, 2011

    The United States Bone and Joint Decade (USBJD) and Bone and Joint Decade Canada are dedicated to increasing research of musculoskeletal diseases. The USBJD has developed a grant mentoring program to provide early-career clinical 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 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, with or without training awards (including K awards) are invited to apply. Investigators selected to take part in the program attend two workshops, 12-18 months apart, and work with faculty between workshops to develop their grant applications. The next workshop is scheduled to take place April 15-17, 2011, in Rosemont, IL, USA (Chicago Area). The unique aspect of this program is the opportunity for attendees to maintain a relationship with a mentor until their application is funded.

    The deadline to apply for the upcoming cycle starting with the Spring 2011 Workshop is January 15, 2011. To apply for this program, please go to: www.usbjd.org/rd/?yii.