Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award

Award Info:

We are actively seeking applications for research grant funding that involve translational and actionable science that will lead directly to interventions or preventions. Our goal is to turn observations in the laboratory, clinic, and community into interventions, therapeutics, and diagnostics that improve the health of moms and babies. We are also committed to learning about differences in populations integrated into key research areas.


The award is $150,000 for two years, including 10 percent indirect costs to sponsoring institutions. MD/PhD applicants should be four to nine years past the last year of clinical training required for medical specialty board certification and must hold a full-time tenure-track faculty position (or equivalent) at their current U. S. based institution.