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The science and practice of human immunology

The science and practice of human immunology

Research Award in PID is available from the PIDTC.

A One Year Research Award in Primary Immune Deficiencies is Available from the PIDTC.

The purpose of the award is to encourage research in transplantation, gene therapy, or outcomes of therapies for primary immune deficiencies; however, applications may be on any aspect of primary immune deficiencies.

Please send a CV, letter from your Program Director, letter from your Department Chair documenting sufficient resources and time commitment to complete the project, letter of recommendation from your Mentor, and three page NIH-style grant application to Dawn Westerfer.


Eligibility: Trainees or Junior Faculty with two years or less as a faculty member. Prior recipients can apply for one additional year of contiguous funding with a progress report documenting that headway has been made on the research topic as long as they are still eligible by trainee status.

Format: The three page application should include: Title and Contact Information, Aims, Background, and Methods. NIH margins and font sizes should be used. References, letters, and budget pages do not count against the three page limit. The cv should be the new NIH biosketch format. The letters of support should be appended to the end of the application. The application components should be compiled into a single PDF and emailed to Dawn Westerfer before March 9, 2017. Notice of awards will be made by the end of March, 2017.

Terms: Applicants must be from North America (USA and Canada). Late applications will not be considered. Funding will provide $25,000 salary/consumables support from September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018. Indirect costs of 8% are allowed. The effort related to the funded project must be no less than 50%. Awardees will provide a scientific summary upon completion and career updates for five years. Attendance at the annual PIDTC meeting is expected and participation in PIDTC protocols is encouraged.

A committee will score each application based on the following criteria:

  • 40% Scientific merit of proposal
  • 30% Quality of candidate and commitment to the field of PID
  • 20% Quality of mentor and mentorship program
  • 10% Potential impact

Inquiries: Kate Sullivan sullivak@mail.med.upenn.edu or Don Kohn DKohn@mednet.ucla.edu