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The J. Christian Gillin, MD, Research Grant supports early career investigators in sleep research with the purpose of collecting pilot data to be used for future grant applications. The grant is intended for junior faculty investigators who do not already have substantial independent research funding. These one-year grants provide support up to $20,000. Grants will be awarded based on evaluated scientific merit and SRSF programmatic priorities.
Dr. Christian Gillin left a legacy as one of the most influential researchers in psychiatry and sleep. Dr. Gillin was a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego from 1982 to 2003, and a past-president of the SRS. Dr. Gillin enjoyed respect and admiration, as he personified the very best in human nature. His dignity, humanity and positive approach to life coupled with his scientific curiousity made him a role model to many. Dr. Christian Gillin passed away from esophageal cancer on September 13, 2003.
The Gillin award is intended for junior faculty. At most institutions, junior faculty would be at the Assistant Professor level, but at some institutions, junior faculty may hold a position as an Instructor.
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Applications must be submitted in English. The following four items must be submitted by email to the SRSF Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org as a single attached .doc or .pdf file. Applications that do not adhere to the following guidelines will be judged non-responsive and not reviewed:
1) A one-page cover letter that details the following information: 1) how the applicant independently conceived the proposed work, 2) how the work proposed pursues questions distinct from the work of the applicant’s mentor(s) and/or senior collaborators, and 3) how the proposed work will advance the applicant's research career goals.
2) A three or four-page curriculum vitae for the applicant (use NIH form or equivalent).
3) A research proposal that includes: specific aims, background, and experimental plan design (subjects, method, design, and data analysis). The research proposal should be NO LONGER THAN five pages, including all references, tables and figures. The research plan must be single-spaced using an 11-point font with ½ inch margins. Appendices and reprints will not be accepted. In addition to the 5 page research proposal, an abstract of no more than 175 words should be provided.
4) A one page budget and budget justification
5) A list of applicant's other research support, provided in standard NIH format.
The deadline for the receipt of the proposal is December 6, 2013. All proposals must be submitted electronically.
The SRSF encourages a non-binding letter of intent be submitted in advance, by November 4, 2013. The letter should include the principal investigator, institution, project title, previous funding received and a brief biographical sketch.
Please contact the SRSF Coordinator at email@example.com or (630) 737-9763 with any questions.