Due November 1, 2021, applications are submitted online: APPLY HERE
- All components should be single-spaced, with 0.5” margins, and in Arial 11-point font.
- The page limit for each section is specified below.
- Application materials should be reviewed by a mentor(s) prior to submission.
Guidance for Application Materials
Research proposal (2 pages): It is expected that applicants review the proposed research design extensively with their mentor in the U.S. and at the international site. Trainees are required to have at least two mentors.
- Specific Aims
- Research Plan (overview)
- Timeline for proposed scope of work
- Human Subjects (describe the IRB process and timeline for approval)
- References should be provided but will not count toward the two-page limit
Budget and budget justification (1 page): Can include personnel and travel costs.
- U.S. or foreign postoctoral: Up to $10,000 for research expenses.
- U.S. of foreign doctoral: Up to $7,000 for research expenses
Statement of career goals (1 page)
Plan for mentorship (1 page): This should include specific areas of mentorship and frequency of meetings/calls with members on the mentorship committee.
Contingency plans due to COVID-19 (1 page): It remains unclear how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect UJMT-supported research in 2022-2023. Please describe anticipated challenges and plans to mitigate them. With assistance from mentors, applicants not already based at the site are encouraged to identify in-country collaborators (e.g. research team members, other UJMT applicants) who can support study activities in case travel is delayed.
NIH Biosketch: Pay close attention to formatting, an improperly formatted biosketch reflects poorly on your application. NIH instructions are available for assistance in developing a biosketch here: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms/biosketch.htm.
NIH Biosketch for primary mentors: Biosketches required from the U.S. and international mentors.
Letters of recommendation: Up to four letters, mentors should email their letters directly to FGHFP@med.unc.edu
- U.S. mentor letter (required)
- International mentor letter (required) – this mentor should be living and working full-time at the site
- One additional letter may be submitted from a co-mentor on this application, a prior mentor, or a prior or current supervisor
- Program co-funding (if jointly supported with another grant) – if the applicant has secured co-funding from another training program (e.g. T32 program) or grant, a separate letter from the PI or director should be included outlining the amount and duration of this support