The Institute for Clinical Research Education
The Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE) is the home for the University of Pittsburgh's premier clinical and translational research training programs as well as the home for the Research Education and Career Development Core of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).
The ICRE's primary objectives are to develop, nurture, and support a cadre of clinical and translational scientists by building on the University of Pittsburgh's existing clinical research training programs to establish a comprehensive program with activities ranging from early research exposure for high school students to programs for faculty.
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The ICRE offers customized training opportunities at every stage of the career pipeline for clinician-educators and researchers in clinical and translational science. Please view our right sidebar to navigate the career pipeline.
Applicants Sought for Career Development Programs
Internal deadlines are June 24, July 9, and July 15
The University of Pittsburgh has been invited to nominate candidates for several career development opportunities. Among them are:
- The 2014 Pew Scholars Program in Biomedical Sciences. PhDs who “have outstanding promise as contributors in science relevant to human health” are eligible to receive awards of $60,000 yearly for four years. As of November 1, 2013, candidates must hold full-time appointments at the rank of assistant professor. The University may nominate one candidate. Deadline for preliminary applications is noon on June 24. Application deadline to the foundation is November 1.
- The 2014 Searle Scholars Program provides $300,000 over three years to support independent investigators whose work focuses on biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences. Faculty members who have begun a first tenure-track appointment at the level of assistant professor or equivalent on or after July 1, 2012 are eligible to apply no later than noon on Tuesday, July 9. The University may nominate one candidate.
- The Burroughs Wellcome Fund 2014 Career Awards for Medical Scientists provides up to $700,000 to cover two years of postdoctoral or fellowship training and three years of faculty support. Female and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Deadline for preliminary applications is noon on July 15. Final foundation application is due at 4 p.m. on October 1. The University may nominate up to six candidates.
Preliminary applications for these programs should be sent to Michelle S. Broido, PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Biomedical Research. All applications should include the nominee’s curriculum vitae, a recommendation letter from a relevant department chair, dean, institute director, or division chief, and a summary of proposed research. Arthur S. Levine, MD, Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences, will select nominees.
Vilcek Foundation Funding Available
Applications are due on August 14
Three $35,000 prizes are available for “young, foreign-born biomedical scientists who demonstrate outstanding early achievement” through the Vilcek Foundation’s 2014 Creative Promise in Biomedical Science Program. Eligible candidates must be no older than 38 as of January 1, 2014, and a naturalized citizen or permanent resident of the United States. In addition, candidates should have an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree, and a full-time appointment at an academic institution. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grant Application Training Sessions Set
The University of Pittsburgh Office of Research has scheduled training workshops throughout the summer. Classes will take place in the Office of Research, Lower Level, 123 University Place, at the following times and dates:
- "How to Prepare a Grants.gov Application" - 9:00 AM to noon on June 25.
- “You Need What? Why?—Office of Research Requirements for a Successful Proposal Submission” - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM on July 11.
- “How To Prepare a National Science Foundation Proposal” - 9:30 AM to noon on July 17.
- ““The Sub-Award and Contracted Services Agreement Process” - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM on August 13.
News and Information about Programs
- The ICRE welcomes all its new students and trainees. Orientation starts at 9.00am on July 1st, 2013.
- Do you need help finding a mentor? The ICRE has a database of mentors that is searchable by name, sex, race or ethnicity, department, type of research, field, method, funding status, or keyword.