December 14, 2023
How to Apply
Deadline: December 14, 2023
To support the development of research and education in equity, diversity and inclusion involving pediatric endocrinology that will enhance pediatric endocrinologists’ ability to understand the needs of their patients and colleagues and deliver more equitable and inclusive education and services to a diverse population of trainees, colleagues, and patients.
Qualifications of Candidate
Fellows in the 2nd or 3rd year of training or early-stage faculty members who are PES members in good standing are eligible to apply for the EDI Award. US citizenship or green card status is NOT required. Those with career plans in North America are favored. PES is committed to a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and aims for a distribution of awardees that reflects and celebrates the diversity of people and cultures of our membership.
A candidate may apply if he or she:
- Is in the 2nd or 3rd year of training or is a junior faculty without NIH K-funding.
- Has either an MD or DO degree.
- Has completed a minimum of 1 yr. of pediatric endocrinology fellowship training.
- Has a faculty rank no higher than Assistant Professor.
- Does not have K12, K23, K08, or other K level funding and is not a PI on an R21, R01, or NSF award at the initiation of the award.
Should the candidate have other forms of extramural research support, they must submit their hypotheses and budget to identify potential overlaps in funding.
Note: Multiple applications from one institution may be submitted, but only one application will be funded from a single institution.
Awardees will be expected to present their research finding at an oral plenary session at the national PES meeting at the conclusion of the granting period. PES will also request that awardees indicated acknowledgement of funding from the PES and provide copies of all manuscripts generated from work supported by the PES grant as well as information about awardees’ future academic appointments and subsequent grant awards for 5 years following completion of the PES award.
Two letters of support are required and should be submitted with the application. One must be from the Division Chief (Sponsor) and the other from the Research Mentor (individual supervising the research project). The latter should be an established investigator with a record of current extramural support as evidenced on their NIH Bio sketch. If the Division Chief and Research Mentor are the same person, a letter from the Department Chair is required. Additionally, applicants must establish an appropriate mentoring committee and provide the names and qualifications of these committee members.
Amount of Award
The award is up to $50k for one year. The exact amount of funding for each review cycle will be determined by the Awards Committee depending on the amount of available funds at the time of review of the application.
General Instructions for Application
Applications will need to be submitted online through the PES website. An applicant must be a member of the PES (dues paid for the current year) to be able to access the application. Applicants will then be directed to register. This will allow initiation of the application process and enable returning to finish different sections at a later time using the registration log-in.
One EDI Specific Research Award will be awarded, focused on Healthcare disparities (e.g. differential access to care or disparate health outcomes) and/or Issues of racial, ethnic or gender disparity, their prevalence, etiology, and/or amelioration.
- Proposals should address where applicable, equitable numbers of male and female participants; as well as what efforts will be made to recruit research participants from historically under-represented communities – Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BiPOC), and/or individuals of Latinx descent.
- Proposals should describe a new, high-impact, collaborative, experimental, and/or sustainable approach to questions of EDI affecting pediatric endocrinology and its community, i.e. focus on:
- Impact: Proposals will (1) detail the expected difference(s) the project will make on the issues addressed, the audience(s) it will serve, and the number of people it will affect.
- Collaboration: Proposals will identify how the project will bring together two or more entities, advance mutual goals and/or share knowledge and specifically identify how the project will be integrated into the activities of teaching, research or public service.
- Sustainability: The proposal will incorporate a discussion of potential for replication or the likelihood of sustainability.
- Budget Justification: The Budget form is complete, detailed, data driven and provides specific information about why each item is requested.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion considerations should apply to the research team, research environment, and patient populations studied. These considerations include but are not limited to recruiting a diverse research study population (unless a certain group is being specifically studied), research team make-up and recruitment, research training process, and opportunities for professional development.
Parts 3 and 4 under the Applicant Section should include a description of the Candidate’s Background, Goals and Objectives, the Career Development Plan, a Research Plan, Bibliography, and a detailed Budget and Budget Justification.
- The Candidate’s Background, Goals and Objectives (up to 1 page) must describe the candidate’s commitment to an academic career, discuss prior training and research experience and how this relates to the goals and objectives of the candidate, provide evidence of the candidate’s potential to develop into an independent investigator, and describe the short-term and long-term goals and objectives of the candidate.
- The Candidate’s Career Development Plan (up to 1 page) should include a description of the skills and competencies that are to be achieved, the development/training/mentored activities through which the competencies will be achieved, and a timeline for execution of these competencies. This plan should be designed to move the candidate from the mentored phase to the independent phase of their research career over about 5 years.
- The Research Plan (up to 5 pages not including the Bibliography) must have intrinsic research importance and serve as a suitable vehicle for learning the theories, methodologies, and conceptualizations necessary to become an independent investigator. The Research Plan should be formatted as follows: Specific Aims, Significance, Innovation and Approach (to include preliminary data, study design, methods, analytical plan with a power statement, and pitfalls and alternative strategies).
The application should be in Arial 11 font with at least 0.5 inch margins.
An application not compliant with these guidelines or received after the due date will be returned to the applicant and not reviewed.
If the application includes the use of human subjects or animals, please provide documentation at the time of application submission that the protocol has been submitted for Human Subjects or IACUC approval. Human Subjects or IACUC approval must be provided before an award can be made to the institution.
General Scoring of Applications
Applications will be reviewed by the PES Awards Committee, as well as by expert external reviewers. Reviewers will use the NIH grant application 9-point scale scoring system for the Overall Impact Score and Individual Scores for five core criteria: Significance, Investigator, Innovation, Approach, and Environment.
Deadline: December 14, 2023