Excellence in Research New Investigator Award

Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s Excellence in Research New Investigator Award program provides the time, funding, mentorship, experiences and training necessary to foster the early career development of the next generation of Seattle Children’s researchers. 

There is strong evidence that underrepresentation is an important problem that the health research enterprise must address (see Women, Minorities and Persons With Disabilities in Science and Engineering). Fostering diversity by addressing underrepresentation in the pediatric research workforce is consistent with Seattle Children’s vision and values.

The focus of the program is to support new early career faculty at Seattle Children’s including those from backgrounds recognized as Underrepresented in the Extramural Scientific Workforce  who aim to become an independent NIH-funded researcher.

This program is open to both current Seattle Children’s investigators and external investigators who would like to join Seattle Children’s.

The goal of Seattle Children’s Excellence in Research New Investigator Award program is to facilitate early career investigators’ transition to research independence. We will invest in scientists with high potential to become independent investigators and obtain NIH funding. The expectation at program completion is an NIH funded K-award, R-award, or extramural equivalent.

Candidates interested and that have not yet been nominated for this program are encouraged to reach out to their respective and/or potential sponsors (e.g., Seattle Children's Research Institute Center Director, UW Division Head or Department Chair) to discuss this program in more detail.