NIH Director's Early Independence Award Program

Submission Details

Institution Name:
Pennsylvania State Univ Hershey Med Ctr
Institution Website:
DUNS Number:
Institution Contact Information:
Ernest Johnson, PhD, Director, Research Development
Brief description of research areas being targeted by the Institution for the EIA initiative (with specific websites, if available):
Prospective applicants are welcome to apply for an EIA to conduct research at Penn State College of Medicine in any scientific area relevant to the mission of NIH. Please see the following website for general information on our research programs. Academic departments that may be of particular interest to EIA applicants include the following: • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology • Cellular and Molecular Physiology • Comparative Medicine • Humanities • Microbiology and Immunology • Neural and Behavioral Sciences • Pharmacology • Public Health Sciences
Materials that prospective EIA candidates need to submit:
Prospective EIA candidates should submit applications that include the following: 1) a cover letter that describes your career goals, identifies the proposed host department, and explains your rationale for omitting post-doctoral training; 2) a three page summary of the research project that you will describe in your EIA application; 3) a CV including bibliography; and 4) contact information for three references, one of whom must be your dissertation advisor. Applications should be sent by email in a single PDF file to Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until commitments have been made to fill the two allocated positions.
Description of process for prospective EIA candidates (if available):
The application process will involve a rolling review by Penn State College of Medicine faculty members and chairs of the appropriate departments and by representatives of the Office of the Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Studies.
Specific institutional website for prospective EIA candidates (if available):
Other information (please provide any other instructions to potential EIA candidates)
Inasmuch as institutions may submit only two applications to the EIA program, prospective candidates are encouraged to submit applications at their earliest convenience in order to ensure that they receive full consideration.

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