• Trustee Grant Awards

    Trustee Award & Procter Scholar (TAPS) Program

    The goal of the Trustee Grant Award is to provide research funds for junior faculty to aid in the rapid achievement of independent, sustained extramural funding for their research program.

    • Applications should be submitted within the first 4 years of initial appointment at Cincinnati Children's by faculty whose rank does not exceed Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) or Research Associate Professor (Non-Tenure Track).
    • Note that a pre-existing R01 (or similar) grant precludes the award of a Trustee Grant, and that receipt of an R01 during the course of a Trustee Grant leads to termination of the Trustee Grant at end of that year of funding.
    • Funding of both laboratory and patient-based research projects will be considered, including proposals which are likely to have a direct impact on clinical practice such as phase I and phase II clinical trials.
    • The anticipated outcomes of the Award are the successful transition to an NIH R01 award, R01-equivalent award from foundations or industry, and publications in peer-reviewed journals.

    The deadlines for applications are the first Monday in May or October at 5:00 pm.

    For further information please contact:

    Jorge Bezerra, MD (jorge.bezerra@cchmc.org)
    TAPS Program Director

    Cynthia Wetzel, PhD (cynthia.wetzel@cchmc.org)
    TAPS Program Manager