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APAF Young Investigator in Pancreatitis Grant Application

Welcome to the 2021 Young Investigator in Pancreatology Grant Application!
Application Deadline: Thursday, April 1, 2021
This grant program is generously supported by the APA Foundation and serves to stimulate and promote research amongst the next generation of scientists in the field of basic and translational research related to either pancreatitis or to the relationship(s) of pancreatitis to pancreatic cancer. Up to three meritorious applications will be awarded $100,000 each to support direct costs of independent research projects. Duration of award is one year; competitive renewal possible.

This award opportunity is available for investigators that are in the early stages of their career; senior post-doctoral researchers, instructors, research associates and assistant professors including clinical and research track faculty(MD, MD-PhD, PhD or DVM).
To enhance the training experience, we require the support and participation of a senior mentor. We require that the mentor have a substantial record of research accomplishments in a relevant field as well a history of successful mentorship. The applicant and mentor must be a member of the APA in good standing. Individuals not holding U.S. citizenship can apply.  Applications by individuals from diversity groups that are under-represented in medicine and biomedical research are encouraged.

Applications will be scored base on the experience and goals of the applicant, the quality of the research plan, the qualifications of the mentor, the training environment, and the relevance of the proposal to the scientific goals of the APA.  

Date of submission: April 1, 2021
Date of notification: June 15, 2021
Earliest start-up date: July 1, 2021
Duration of award: 1 year
Amount of award: $100,000

Application Checklist:
  • Applicant information
  • Abstract (300 words or less)
  • Upload the following documents formatted with 11 pt Arial font and at least .5" margins 
  • Applicant’s personal statement (training, project and mentor selection, career goals)
  • Research plan organized along NIH format (4 page limit, 1 page for Specific Aims and 3 pages for Research Plan (Background and Significance, Approach and Preliminary results)
  • Facilities & Environment (1 page)
  • References Cited (1 page)
  • Vertebrate Animals (if applicable, 1 page)
  • Protection of Human Subjects (if applicable, 1 page)
  • Investigator and Mentor’s NIH Biosketch (maximum 5 pages each)
  • Mentor’s support letter (1 page)
Budget justification is not required but this award may not be used to support indirect (F&A) cost reimbursement or provide salary support for the mentor.  
1. Applicant Information  *This question is required.
2. Mentor Information *This question is required.
3. Are you an APA Member in Good Standing? 
To be eligible for consideration, the Principal Investigator must pay their 2021 APA Dues. Please click here to remit payment if you have not already done so.  *This question is required.
4. Is your Mentor an APA Member in Good Standing? 
To be eligible for consideration, the Mentor must pay their 2021 APA Dues.  *This question is required.