TL1 Proposal Directions

This proposal will use the NITRO Competitions system for applications and review. 

October 13, 2017 (by midnight) – Letter of Intent Due

Letter of intent to apply due from the potential trainees; letters are encouraged but not required. Letters of intent should be sent to g-meyers@northwestern.edu. This letter should include:

  • Project Title
  • Name of Institution
  • Department
  • Chair Name
  • Primary Mentor Name 
  • Co-Mentor Name (from a different discipline or department)
  • 30 line project abstract 

 

November 10, 2017 (by midnight) – Full Applications Due

Description of Items to be Submitted:

  • First Page of PHS 398
  • Proposal (limit 4 pages) 
    • Candidate's Background (limit 1 page)
    • Career Goals and Objectives with a focus on child and adolescent health (limit 1 page) 
    • Research Project with a focus on child and adolescent health (limit 2 page) 
  • NIH Biosketches 
    • Trainee, primary mentor and co-mentor. 
    • Must include eRA Commons Username for each.
    • Please use updated NIH biosketch format. (New required format can be found here
    • Tutorial from the Galter Library on the new NIH biosketch is available here
    • Classroom support for the new NIH biosketch from the Galter Library is available here 
  • Letters of Support
    • Required Letters: Department Chair, Primary Mentor, Co-Mentor (from a different discipline or department; see below)   
    • Trainees are expected to work as part of multidisciplinary teams and support from a secondary mentor (from a different discipline or department) is required. Applicants who would like additional ideas on catalyzing collaboration with a mentor in another area of research are invited to reach out to Dr. Schnaper or Dr. Miller during the application process to discuss potential options.
    • For applicants outside of Northwestern University please feel free to contact Dr. Schnaper or Dr. Miller for help identifying a primary mentor and co-mentor.
    • Additional letters as appropriate from Co-Mentors or Consultants 
    • Applicants from other institutions or who have recently arrived at Northwestern University are also encouraged to provide one or two letters of support from their current/prior institution.
    • Letters should document the role of the primary and co-mentor in the career development of the trainee and how the work proposed fits into the overall program funded by the mentor.
  • Candidate Curriculum Vitae
  • TL1 Applicant Data Form via REDCap

 

How to Submit Proposal:

  • Materials for submission should be uploaded into the NITRO Competitions located here
  • Instructions for how to navigate the NITRO Competitions system and complete upload can be found here 
  • Technical support for submissions in NITRO Competitions can be reached at: competitions@northwestern.edu 
  • Upload should be in 2 part: 
    1. Application Document (.pdf file) through NITRO, includes:
      1. First Page of PHS 398  
      2. Proposal (limit 4 pages)
        • Candidate's Background (limit 1 page)
        • Career Goals and Objectives (limit 1 page)
        • Research Project (limit 2 page)
      3. Biosketches for Trainee and Primary Mentor
        • Must include eRA Commons Username for each.
        • Please use updated NIH biosketch format. (New required format can be found here
        • Tutorial from the Galter Library on the new NIH biosketch is available here
        • Classroom support for the new NIH biosketch from the Galter Library is available here
      4.  Letters of Support
        • Department Chair (required)
        • Primary Mentor
        • Co-Mentor (from a different discipline or department) (required)
        • Additional Co-Mentors and Consultants (optional)
      5. Candidate Curriculum Vitae 
    2. TL1 Applicant Data Form via REDCap