The Kidney Foundation of Canada – Krescent New Investigator Program

The KRESCENT program New Investigator Award is awarded to individuals who have clearly demonstrated excellence during their pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training in kidney disease. The Award provides salary support for up to three years of the faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or its equivalent at a Canadian University.

The purpose of this award is to assist such an individual to become established as a fully independent investigator in the field of kidney disease.

Preference may be given to candidates who have been awarded and successfully completed a KRESCENT program Post Doctoral Fellowship or Allied Health Doctoral Scholarship.

The annual stipend is $70,000 (MD or equivalent degree) or $65,000 (Ph.D. without a MD or equivalent degree) without benefits.  Stipends are valued in Canadian dollars and are taxable. It is expected that 50% of the award will be contributed by the KRESCENT Program and 50% by the host institution.

The KRESCENT program also offers to match up to a maximum of $25,000 of Infrastructure Support (laboratory start-up costs and support staff) awarded during the period of the New Investigator Award from the sponsoring university or institution. The Candidate must apply for the Infrastructure Support at the same time as for this award but a separate budget should be provided.

Visit the KRESCENT program website for more information and how to apply:

INTERNAL DEADLINE: February 8, 2013 – Office of Research, Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer

EXTERNAL DEADLINE: February 15, 2013 –couriered ATT: Alya Niang

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