The Career Advancement Award provides funding for investigators who have completed some post-doctoral training, preferably as new tenure-track (or comparable) junior faculty appointees. Eligible applicants will have completed all academic requirements, and/or residency (if applicable) by the beginning of the award period.
Applicants should exhibit outstanding potential for a successful career in a spaceflight-related biomedical science research field. This award will provide a supportive mentored experience during a defined period of transition from trainee to independent investigator. The goal of this award is to improve the investigator’s success and retention in a space-related research career. The award will provide support for one year.
Note: As of December 2014, new applications are no longer being accepted for this program.