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Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Trailblazer Award

Frontiers Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Trailblazer Awards support the development of novel statistical, epidemiological, and research design methodology for clinical and translational science. Frontiers encourages applications involving graduate students in all BERD disciplines.

Applications for 2020-2021 BERD Trailblazer Awards are now being accepted.

Applicants may request up to $25,000; lesser amounts are acceptable and encouraged. Awards may pay for software, databases, faculty release time, a graduate student assistant or other appropriately justified expenses.

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  • Applications are due Sunday, December 1, 2019
  • The application form and materials can be found online here
  • A PDF preview of all required information is available here

The goal of Frontiers' funding agency, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, is "to get more treatments to more patients more quickly". Frontiers BERD Trailblazer Award addresses this goal by providing funds to help investigators develop novel statistical, epidemiological, and research design methodology for translational science. The overall goal is to acquire research results that are disseminated in impactful publications, support successful extramural funding applications, and yield analytical methods that can be shared with and implemented by other investigators in the CTSA Network.

Eligibility

Frontiers BERD Trailblazer Award seeks applications from individuals whose research involves the development of novel statistical, epidemiological, and research design methodology for clinical and translational science. Frontiers encourages applications involving graduate students in all BERD disciplines. The methods proposed could be applicable to a single or multiple disease. Applications are invited from all Frontiers partner institutions.

Key Dates

  • Posted Date: October 23, 2019
  • Application Due Date: December 1, 2019
  • Notification of Award Decisions: January 15, 2020
  • Funding Received/Project Start (pending NCATS approval): July 1, 2020

All funds must be spent by June 30, 2021; no carry-over is allowed.

Any questions regarding Frontiers BERD Trailblazer Awards should be directed to frontiers-info@kumc.edu or 913-588-6290.

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