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2017 SOAP Young Investigator Grant

THE DEADLINE FOR 2017 SOAP YOUNG INVESTIGATOR GRANT APPLICATIONS HAS PASSED.  INFORMATION CONCERNING THE 2018 SOAP YOUNG INVESTIGATOR GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS WILL BE POSTED IN EARLY 2017. 


The Society for Obstetric Anesthesiology and Perinatology has established a grant to assist those in the early stages of their career with the beginning of an academic career.

Amount: $10,000 USD

Eligibility: Currently enrolled in an ACGME-accredited Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship or within two years of completion of fellowship.

Application Period: Applications may be submitted now through December 1, 2016. 

Application: The applicant must submit a proposal outlining the proposed project and curriculum vitae. The application must have a clear hypothesis, purpose of the study, and methods. If applicable, IRB approval should be obtained (or in the process). The application may be up to three double spaced pages. A budget also must be included (single page). A letter of support from the Program Director, if current fellow, or from the Chairperson, if junior faculty, must also be included in the application. Applications should be submitted to SOAP at info@soap.org, with "SOAP Young Investigator Grant" in the subject line.

Process: Grant applications will be reviewed by the Research Committee with the decisions on funding made by February 2017.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION REGARDING SOAP YOUNG INVESTIGATOR GRANTS

The deadline is December 1, 2016 for SOAP members planning to submit a SOAP 2017 Young Investigator Grant proposal. In 2016, three proposals received funding.

I wanted to clarify some technical issues about the budget and what can be funded, based on issues that came up last year and have been raised this year.  This $10,000 grant does NOT include institutional indirect costs.  It may be useful to have this clearly stated here so that you can inform your institutions that indirects are not available.  Another “budget issue” is that this small, starter grant is not intended to and insufficient for funding salary for the PI or mentor. Although it is impossible to state all the possible appropriate items that could be included in a budget, in general, most will include items such as laboratory supply costs, required specialized software or hardware, partial technician or research coordinator salary, Research Pharmacy charges, statistical consultation, etc.

We look forward to reviewing submissions for the SOAP 2017 Young Investigator Grant.

Thank you, 
Richard Smiley, MD, PhD
Chair, SOAP Research Committee