NIH/NMA Travel Awards Program
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in conjunction with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD), The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Medical Association (NMA) are pleased to announce opportunities for travel awards to residents and fellows to attend the NMA’s Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly.
This year, the 113th Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly will take place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from July 27 to July 31, 2013. The NIH Workshop on Career Development in Academic Medicine will take place on Saturday, July 27, 2013 and Sunday July 28, 2013.
The awards are intended for residents and fellows who are preparing for careers in research or academic medicine and especially those who are interested in research in disease areas that disproportionately impact the health of minorities and underserved communities.
Travel awardees (designated as NIH-NMA Fellows) receive complimentary registration, air travel ticket (economy), 5 days/4 nights hotel accommodations, and per diem for meals (minus the cost of meals during the NIH workshop). All award recipients are required to attend a special one and a half day NIH Workshop on Career Development in Academic Medicine. They are also encouraged to attend all NMA Convention and Scientific Assembly functions.
An eligible candidate for a travel award will:
- Be a member of a nationally underrepresented group in biomedical or behavioral research
- Be interested in membership in the National Medical Association
- Be a resident, fellow, post-doctoral scientist, or early stage investigator
- Be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or legal permanent resident
- Not have received travel support under this announcement in previous years
Applicants are required to:
- Submit a completed application (PDF, 403 KB)
- Provide a personal statement describing the candidate’s research interests, career ambitions, and how attending the program will influence the candidate’s training and development
- Provide a curriculum vita (CV Template, PDF, 31 KB)
- Provide a letter of support from the Chairperson or Director of the Training Program indicating how the applicant will continue to be supported in their pursuit of a career in academic medicine
Application materials must be submitted together and electronically in PDF format to Delia Houseal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will receive an email acknowledgment of receipt of application within 3 days. Incomplete applications will not be processed. SELECTION PROCESS
Applications will be accepted from January 15, 2013 until April 15, 2013.
The travel awards will be made on a competitive basis. The NIH/NMA Travel Award Review Committee will judge the applications and select awardees based on policies and provisions of the NIH governing administrative awards. Award recipients will be announced no later than May 15, 2013.
Delia L. Houseal, MPH
Scientific Program Specialist
Office of Minority Health Research Coordination
II Democracy Plaza
6707 Democracy Blvd., Room 904
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Phone: (301) 443-8415 FAX: (301) 594-9358
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