For the two-year award period, scholars will receive salary support for 50%-75% FTE up to a maximum of $90,000 per year (at 75% FTE) plus applicable fringe benefits (up to $32,400 per year), and $25,000 per year for research development support costs, such as supplies, research support, and travel. Scholars’ home departments must cover any salary or fringe benefits that exceeds these limits. One of the Scholar’s mentors may be eligible to receive up to $5,000 total per year in salary and fringe benefits for the duration of that scholar’s appointment.

Support for a third year, if requested, is dependent upon approval and financial support from the scholar’s department.

Scholar Eligibility

  1. Hold a clinical or research doctorate, including Ph.D., Sc.D, Dr.P.H., M.D., D.O., D.C., N.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.N.S., D.V.M., O.D., D.P.M, Eng.D., D.P.T., O.T.D., Pharm.D., D.S.W., Psy.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
  2. Have a full-time appointment at the University of Minnesota as an Assistant Professor. Be able to commit 50%-75% full-time professional effort to conducting research career development activities for two years.
  3. Be able to demonstrate a commitment to conducting research within learning health systems focusing on rapid and continuous learning and translation of findings into patient-centered care.
  4. Research proposed must be appropriate to patient-centered learning health systems (consistent with published methods  and AHRQ’s LHS core competencies (PDF)).
  5. Scholars must have more than one mentor, and mentors must represent different disciplines and should have experience mentoring other faculty to research independence.
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