Applicants from a variety of disciplines and all of the schools of the health sciences are encouraged to apply for the CRSP. Each applicant must meet several eligibility requirements.
- The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or noncitizen national or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence and possess an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151 or I-155) or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.
- The applicant must have a clinical doctorate or PhD degree or its equivalent at the time of application to the program.
- The applicant must be able to commit at least 75% of his or her full-time professional effort to the CRSP and its related clinical research activities.
- The applicant may be or have been a principal investigator (PI) of NIH R03 and R21 grants or non-PHS equivalents at the time of application. Applicants cannot have been a PI on an NIH research grant (such as R01, R29, or P01) or a non-NIH equivalent to these grants. The applicant may have had support from a National Research Service Award (F or T) or an NIH small grant (R03).
- The applicant may not have another K award pending.
- The applicant must have or plan to obtain an affiliation with a University of Pittsburgh center, institute, or laboratory that will provide an excellent environment for research.
- The applicant must be committed to developing a clinical research career. Note that individuals who are planning a career in basic science research or animal research are NOT eligible for the CRSP. For a definition of clinical research, click here.
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