A New Grant Aims to Help Young Medical Researchers Jump-Start Their Careers

Dr. Anita H. Corbett, faculty member in BCDB and GMB, is mentioned in a Chronicle of Higher Education article about a new grant offered by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Simons Foundation, known as the Faculty Scholars competition. The grant will provide five-year nonrenewable awards ranging from $100,000 to $400,000 per year. 

Faculty Scholars candidates must be postdoctoral researchers in tenure-track positions who have already won at least one smaller grant, such as a training award. 

Corbett discusses the importance of teaching young researchers how to write grants and scientific journal articles. Emory University is a national leader in the use of the F31 grant and would continue to emphasize the importance of writing skills through grants funded by the Faculty Scholars Program.

"The Faculty Scholars program should help those younger researchers continue along their career paths," Corbett said, "even if its prerequisite of one previous grant might limit its reach."

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