Early Career Prevention Scientist Training/Mentoring Program Call for Applications

Deadline: March 29, 2023


Early Career Prevention Scientist Training/Mentoring Program Call for Applications

Deadline: March 29, 2023

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1. Program Description: The Society for Prevention Research (SPR) is seeking applicants to a 2-year program to support early career prevention scientists with a focus on increasing underrepresented populations in prevention science research. Through this program, early career investigators will receive advanced training on establishing a prevention science research agenda through a pre-conference grant writing workshop and regular mentor meetings. Scholars will be matched with an SPR mentor(s) who will guide, train, and inspire the early career investigator.

In addition to the mentoring and training, program benefits include travel support to the SPR meetings, SPR membership, and travel support to visit the mentor annually.

This is a rigorous and competitive program that has the goal of assisting underrepresented early career prevention scientists in advancing their careers and increasing external funding success. This is a 2-year program, and it is expected that scholars remain actively engaged for the full length of the program. Scholars should be prepared to submit an NIH or NIH equivalent prevention science focused grant within 18 months of program commencement.

2. Eligibility: Applicants should be Early Stage Investigators according to NIH’s definition (i.e., have completed their terminal research degree or end of post graduate clinical training, whichever date is later, within the past 10 years and have not previously been awarded an R01 (or R01 equivalent award) as a Principal Investigator with a particular interest in prevention science. Applicants from underrepresented backgrounds in the scientific workforce will be given priority consideration (see https://diversity.nih.gov/about-us/population-underrepresented). SPR is also interested in increasing the representation of those who identify as LGBTQ+. International applicants are welcome to apply, but the program can only support travel within the US.

3. Application Procedures: Complete this google form application, which requires you to upload your CV.

4. The deadline to receive applications is March 29, 2023 (midnight PST). Application decisions will be made by April 28, 2023.

5. Questions about the program or application process: Please contact Jennifer Lewis (SPR representative, jenniferlewis@preventionresearch.org), Katrina Debnam (kdebnam@virginia.edu), and/or Kerry Green (greenkm@umd.edu), program Co-Chairs.