The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) offers grant mentoring workshops that enable early-career basic and clinical investigators to work with experienced researchers in musculoskeletal research to assist them in securing funding and other skills required for pursuing an academic career.
This program is open to promising junior faculty, senior fellows, or postdoctoral researchers nominated by their department or division chairs. It also is open to senior fellows or residents who are doing research and have a faculty appointment in place or confirmed. Basic and clinical investigators, without or with training awards (including K awards), are invited to apply. Investigators selected to take part in the program attend 2 workshops, 12-18 months apart, and work with faculty between workshops to develop their grant applications. The unique aspect of this program is the opportunity for attendees to maintain a relationship with a mentor until their application is funded.
The deadline to apply for the April 13-15, 2012, workshop in Toronto, Ontario, is January 15, 2012.