Call for Applications: Rising Stars Career Development Program


February 2nd Deadline

Rising Stars is a faculty career-development program that provides promising early-stage investigators from the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) region with a high-quality, targeted, and structured career development package for two years. The package includes components such as research funding up to $15,000, mentoring, peer-to-peer networking, and review services.

The Rising Stars Project seeks to:

  • Increase the number of early-stage investigators who are successful in submitting and obtaining K or R-series funding from the NIH
  • Provide structure and support to early-stage investigators to disseminate their research through publications and presentations
  • Promote and attain long-term retention of Rising Stars in translational research


Chairs/Department Heads/Deans will nominate highly promising early-stage investigators from the WWAMI region who plan to conduct, or are conducting, clinical and translational research.

Eligibility Requirements:
To be eligible for this award, applicants must meet these categories:

  • Early-stage investigators from WWAMI-region ITHS partner institutions and universities.
  • Publication track record
  • At least one identified mentor at the time of application
  • Department commitment to provide 10% to 20% release time for selected Rising Stars
  • Project must have relevance to Clinical and/or Translational Research

Important Dates

Application deadline:
February 2, 2015

Notification by:
April 30, 2015

Program start date:
June, 2015

Program end date:
May 31, 2017