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Early-Career Development Awards

For more information on alternate career development programs available for early-career faculty, please see below. 

Program Overview
Pepper Scholars Program (PSP) The Pepper Scholars Program is designed to train future leaders in geriatrics. Over three years, we select five Pepper Scholars per year from a pool of competitive junior faculty applicants. We then provide a robust program to guide them in successfully launching their research careers in caring for older adults with MCC.
NU-PATIENT K12 Faculty Training Program The Northwestern University Patient-Centered Intervention and Engagement Training (NU-PATIENT) Faculty Scholars Training Program is an AHRQ-funded career development training grant designed to support the early research career development of junior faculty who will be engaged in comparative effectiveness and patient-centered outcomes research.
Third Coast HIV-related Cardiovascular and Sleep Disorders K12 Career Development Program (TC-CS K12) The Third Coast HIV-related Cardiovascular and Sleep Disorders K12 Career Development Program (TC-CS K12) is a collaboration between the University of Chicago and Northwestern University that provides an interdisciplinary pathway to academic productivity for the next generation of physician and non-physician junior faculty scientists. The ultimate objective of our program is to identify, inspire, and support the development of independent, NHLBI-funded investigators in HIV research with strong and broad methodological and conceptual skills as well as collaboration expertise/enthusiasm.
Research Career Development Center: Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology: Feinberg School of Medicine: NU 

The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is one of 20 sites recognized nationwide and funded by the National Institutes of Health to be a Women’s Reproductive Health Research Career Development Center (WRHRCDC).

The long-term goal of the WRHRCDC at Northwestern University is to provide an outstanding research training program for the career development of obstetrician-gynecologists to become physician-scientists who can conduct advanced translational research and compete for federal funds. 

Participating Institutions: