Sarah King, program manager for the Center for Research Training, says the program has seen great success and hopes to generate more interest from eligible faculty.
“Currently, there are three Jax Scholars in Tier 3 are receiving support to build independently funded research programs in cardiology, pediatric genetics and cancer biomarkers/therapeutics. In parallel, more than 20 faculty across several departments are or have participated in the Tier 2 Research Training Academy since its inception in 2019,” King said. “These programs are valuable tools we have developed for our faculty that foster growth, mentorship and development for those who want to dive into research on any level.”
While all tiers are important for learning the research process, Jax Scholars is significant. Following the completion of the course and a grant submission process, one faculty member is selected to receive the Jax Scholars award. The award allows selected faculty 30% of protected time for research activities and career development during the two-year position. The award winner also receives $30,000 in research funding split evenly between the two years.