American Diabetes Association: Pathway to Stop Diabetes
Limit: One nominee per institution. The institutional nominee may apply to either the Diabetes Research Career Initiator track OR the Diabetes Research Career Accelerator track.
Eligibility: Exceptionally creative faculty, either early career or those who are expanding their focus to diabetes research, from a broad range of disciplines, including medicine, biology, chemistry, engineering, computing, physics and mathematics. If funded, the awardee must devote “at least 75% of …total time and effort to research during the funding period.”
Mandatory notification of interest in nominating or being nominated: A simple statement of nomination, rather than a full letter of support, is due by 5 p.m. May 31, 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide the name, title and contact information of the nominee, plus a working title (or brief description) of the proposed work. Identify the program track to which the candidate is being nominated (Diabetes Research Career Initiator track or the Diabetes Research Career Accelerator track). Include the year the candidate was appointed to at NC State. Candidates should first be nominated by a department head or other advanced-career faculty member; however, a self-nomination will be accepted if it is followed by a nomination by a department head or other advanced-career faculty member by the notification deadline.
Internal preproposal deadline: Preproposals are due by 5 p.m. July 2, 2013 to email@example.com.
Estimated internal review completion date: July 8, 2013
ADA application deadine: August 16, 2013
Internal preproposal requirements
Title page: Provide the name of the sponsor, the full name of the program, the name, title and contact information of the candidate, and a working title of the proposed research, starting with “PSD.” List the name, title and contact information of the individual from whom the nomination letter of recommendation will be be sent, and an alternative source for the letter as well. Include the date the internal preproposal is being submitted.
Program summary: (up to five pages) Using the ADA program brochure and nomination guide as guidelines, describe why the proposal should be selected to advance to the sponsor’s review. The narrative should conform to the ADA requirements and review criteria. PIs may provide any information they consider relevant for assisting the NC State panel members in their deliberations, as long as the complete project summary is no more than five pages. One or two charts or graphs may be provided in addition to the five-page narrative.
Nomination letter: Provide a nomination letter from the “division or department head.” The letter should provide the rationale for institutional nomination, including why the candidate is uniquely suited for the award, and should certify that the candidate has the appropriate full-time position at the sponsoring institution. Include in the letter an outline of the candidate’s responsibilities. Provide assurance that the institution is committed to the nominee and the proposal and will support the nominee’s devoting at least 75% of total time and effort to research for the duration of the award. Evidence of academic commitment to the candidate and to the proposal should also be provided, including an outline of the institution’s plans to support the long-term development of the candidate and specific expectations for the individual’s career course. To ensure confidentiality, the author of the letter should send it directly to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. July 2, 2013.
Curriculum vitae: Provide a curriculum vitae appropriate for the program requirements and sufficient for demonstrating to the internal review panel that the project should represent NC State in the sponsor’s review.
Submitting the preproposal:The internal preproposal does not have to be entered into PINS. However, if selected in the internal review, the proposal does have to be entered into PINS. Carefully review and correct errors before submitting the preproposal because no pre-review will be provided. Submit the internal preproposal to email@example.com by 5:00 p.m. July 2, 2013.