Mini Sabbaticals Program

Goal: To enable mid-career and senior investigators to establish new translational research collaborations with investigators at a MWRC institution with an established clinical or translational program. The objective of this program is to encourage and foster new collaborations between MWRC investigators and investigators at the host institution in clinical or translational research and encourage partnerships based on mutual interest.

Eligibility:
Mid-career and senior MWRC investigators from all 13 institutions who are seeking new collaborations with clinical and translational investigators at University of New Mexico or University of Hawaii or other similar institutions are eligible.

Call: Open May of each project year while funds are. Contact the CREMCaD Director for current status.

Allowable uses: Funds will be awarded to support travel, housing, living, expenses and research supply costs., and travel for mentor to attend the annual meeting.

Application format: A standard defined format with elements including project plan, budget, letters of support, biosketches, and assurance of IRB compliance where required.

Policy considerations: The CTR-IN program strives for equity in support across all 13 partner universities, provided that:

  1. The applications propose high quality science training as determined by reviewers.
  2. The plan proposed has good potential to move the applicant toward NIH or equivalent funding as an independent investigator in clinical or translational research.
  3. The budget is reasonable.
  4. The plan is feasible within the available time before the end of the project year.
  5. An end of project report is required.

Note:
ALL FUNDS MUST BE EXPENDED BY JUNE 30th OF EACH PROJECT YEAR (July 1 – June 30)

The figure below illustrates the process for review and funding of application for Visiting Scholar support:

MS Flow Chart