The TMJ Association was asked to post the following announcement regarding the University of Michigan's Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and Orofacial Pain Interdisciplinary Consortium (UM-TOPICs) Career Development Grant - NIH/NIDCR K12DE023574.
This Career Development Award is aimed at enhancing research capacity in Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and Orofacial Pain (TMJD/OP) by facilitating the development of scholars who will pursue research and enhance the knowledge base in this field.
Funding will support scholars at either the postdoctoral fellow level or junior faculty level. Funding will be available for up to two years pending appropriate progress at the end of the first year of funding.
The three areas of focus for this career development research training are:
Specific aims of this training program are to:
The University is seeking letters of intent or nominations for trainees for this Career Development opportunity. If you know of any outstanding individuals (junior faculty, postdoctoral fellow or someone completing a PhD) pursuing research in any the above or related topics, please encourage them to apply or please feel free to submit a nomination. Please note that individuals competing for this award do not need to have prior experience specifically in TMJD or OP research, but should have worked in one or more of the above thematic areas and should be willing to apply their expertise to and pursue research in TMJD or OP.
Potential candidates wishing to be appointed on this award must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and should have completed their PhD, medical, dental or specialty training prior to being appointed on the award. Eligible candidates are requested to submit (1) a letter of intent or a letter of nomination (from a faculty mentor or individual knowledgeable in the applicant's research), (2) a personal statement of career goals, (3) a CV and (4) two letters of reference by January 8, 2016, to firstname.lastname@example.org.