1) One or several identified mentors who is (are) an established investigator with independent funding.
2) Protected research time by the applicant’s department of at least 75%. This translates to no more than 10 weeks/year of clinical time, regardless of where this clinical time is spent.
3) Career training/development program with specific goals (e.g. course work, non-course work).
4) A research project that can be completed within the award year, or a clear plan/commitment outlined aimed at completion of the project post the award year.
5) Clear evidence of institutional/departmental chair support to protect the applicant’s 75% research time (no more than 10 weeks/year clinical time) and cover the salary gap and potential additional research costs.
1) Clinical and translational research projects focused on mechanisms of disease, diagnosis, treatment, or prognosis in neurocritical care illnesses will be considered. Research approaches might involve epidemiologic or behavioral studies, clinical trials, technology development, health services and outcomes research.
2) The applicant must be an active NCS member in good standing (regardless of nationality), be within 5 years of completion of terminal degree or clinical training, and be interested in becoming an independent researcher. The award is open to all investigators (physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, PhD researchers, etc.).