Biomedical Research

Announcing the Catalyst to Independence Award

February 3, 2022

We are excited to announce our newest award program:  The Additional Ventures Catalyst to Independence Award. The Catalyst Award is a research award that supports exceptional early career scientists during the final years of a mentored postdoctoral research position, through the transition to an independent faculty position.

The Catalyst Award is primarily for investigators pursuing research relevant to single ventricle heart disease, including genetics, basic cardiovascular development, tissue engineering, computational modeling, and other relevant areas. In addition to providing generous research support, this program utilizes a multi-pronged approach to equip investigators with the skills and tools they need to thrive as leaders of outstanding independent research programs, such as lab management and grant-writing training.

This program is structured to put the investigator first, providing unique layers of financial and mentoring support that bolster the personal and professional success of awardees.

Applications for the Catalyst to Independence Award open February 3, 2022, with letters of intent due on March 17.

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