Junior faculty: Basic research support in aging from Ellison Medical Foundation

The Ellison Medical Foundation has invited OHSU to nominate two junior faculty members who show outstanding promise in basic biology of age-related diseases and disabilities for the New Scholar Award in Aging. This award will provide new research faculty with up to $100,000 per year during the critical first few years of their independent research career.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: structural biology, molecular genetics, studies with model systems ranging from lower eukaryotes to humans, inquiries testing the relevance of simpler models to human aging, genetic epidemiology of aging, candidate longevity genes, aging in the immune system, host defense molecules in aging systems, mechanisms of free radical induced cell aging, mechanisms of aging in various differentiated cell populations, integrative physiology, gene/environment and gene/gene interactions, and new approaches to age-modulated disease mechanisms.

This award is intended for investigators who are in the first three years of their research career following their post-doctoral fellowship experience. As of March 1, 2013, nominees must hold regular full time appointments on the faculty of the sponsoring institution and must not have been in such an appointment, at the sponsoring institution or other institution(s), for more than three years as of July 15, 2013 (i.e. the appointment having been made no earlier than July 15, 2010). Time spent in clinical internships, post-doctoral training, residencies, or in work toward board certification does not count as part of the three-year limit. The Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholars may hold one other career development award from a private source concurrently for up to one year.

Please Note:
This is a limited submission opportunity, as OHSU may only nominate two individuals. If you intend to apply, please complete the limited submission form by November 30, 2012. Institutional nominations will be made in December, and selected candidates will have until February 28, 2013 to submit their full application to the foundation.

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