Emerging Investigator Guided Research Program

The Emerging Investigator Guided Research Training Program has a goal of bringing investigators new to CYSHCN research into the field. Both junior investigators who are within five years of their terminal degree and experienced investigators who are interested in switching fields are targets for this program. In May of each year, an RFA is released for the training grant award of up to $15,000. Through a competitive process, three EIs will each receive the award to help them pay for a 12-month long research project of their choice that maps to the National Research Agenda and MCHB Core Outcomes.

Emerging investigators (EI) are connected to a project mentor who is a content expert for a 12-month period during which EIs attend webinars, works-in-progress sessions (WIPS), and monthly meetings with their project mentors. EIs are required to have mentors from their home institution to guide them through the day-to-day workings of the project. CYSHCNet Network leaders are also available as content experts and connectors to other researchers from the Network.

We welcome applications from any junior or new CYSHCN investigator from various fields such as social science, nursing, medicine, pharmacy, or policy who wishes to make CYSHCN research part of their career path.

CYSHCNET Emerging Investigator Award Application

The CYSHCNet Emerging Investigator (EI) Award provides up to $15,000 to address an important area of concern for the health or healthcare of children or youth with special healthcare needs and their families. Up to three grants will be awarded each year. The application process for 2018-2019 is now closed. Applications for 2019-2020 will open in May 2019.

The award is open to investigators from CYSHCNet member sites only.

  1. UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital
  2. Mass General Hospital
  3. Boston Children’s Hospital
  4. American Family Hospital, Wisconsin
  5. Oishei Children’s Hospital
  6. Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
  7. Lurie Children’s Hospital
  8. Children’s Hospital Colorado
  9. Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital

Proposals are welcome from those who are:

  • Fellows from any discipline that serves CYSHCN, e.g. nurses, social workers, physicians, pharmacists, social scientists, etc.
  • Faculty members no more than 5 years out from completion of all training (fellowship or post-doc)
  • More experienced investigators who are new to the field of CYSHCN (with documentation about their change of field)

Award FAQ

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