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NINDS Research Education Program for Residents and Fellows in Neurology

Program Director: Argye Hillis, M.D., M.A.

A Grant for Aspiring Clinician-Scientists

Residents in the Johns Hopkins adult or child neurology program who are devoted to a career as a clinician-scientist, and who would like to begin such a career during residency can get financial support through an R25. This is an educational grant funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) intended to facilitate education and mentoring.

Proposals deemed most likely to lead to advancement in a career as a clinician-scientist are selected for funding.

What the Grant Provides

Recipients receive nine months of 80 percent protected time for research education and training as they carry out a mentored research project during the final year of residency. The grant also provides an additional nine to 18 months of 80 percent salary support for research after residency, such as during a research fellowship.

Application Requirements

Residents who wish to apply for this program must identify both a junior mentor and a senior mentor during their first year of residency, and develop a research project and educational plan with those mentors at the beginning of their second year. Candidates will submit a three-page proposal describing the research goals and training plan in October of the second year of residency.  

The Johns Hopkins R25 Research Education Program Objective

To develop diverse and outstanding clinician scientists dedicated to independently-funded, ethical and innovative basic science, translational, or clinical research that leads to new discoveries in the mechanisms of neurological disease, improvements in diagnosis and treatment of neurological disease, and improvements in recovery of neurological function.

The program also seeks to create a diverse roster of outstanding mentors who will build on these research achievements in the future.

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