2019 Letter of Intent - EAST Multicenter Trial Junior Investigator Award

Thank you for submitting your Letter of Intent (LOI) for the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) Multicenter Trial Junior Investigator Award.  The award amount is $6,000 for one (1) year only and is intended to support the development of outstanding proposals by a junior clinical scientist.  Please note that outlined projects must be completed within five (5) years of multicenter trial enrollment.  All Letters of Intent must be submitted by June 15, 2018 for consideration.

The EAST Multicenter Trial Junior Investigator Award is to assist a junior primary investigator to successfully conduct and publish a multicenter trial assembling data from five or more centers which seeks to answer an important and novel question.  Once answered, this question raised in the practice of trauma, acute care surgery or surgical critical care which will change or significantly affect the care of injured or critically ill patients.  The award will begin on July 1, 2019.  The period of the award is for one (1) year.  It is currently funded through a grant from EAST.   All Letters of Intent will be reviewed by the Multicenter Trials Committee, along with the Chair of the Research-Scholarship Committee and the Research Division Chair who will judge the proposals on the basis of merit and the potential of the applicant for future contributions to change or significantly affect the care of injured or critically ill patients.  The investigators of the top ranked LOIs will be invited to submit full proposals by late August 31, 2018.  The Multicenter Trials Committee, along with the Chair of the Research-Scholarship Committee and Research Division Chair will review the full proposals in September 2018 and select the final awardee for presentation at the 2019 EAST Annual Scientific Assembly.  All applicants for this award must identify an EAST member to serve as their mentor or sponsor to support their application.

Please complete all information being requested.  Incomplete proposals will not be considered.  Please note, all applicants must be i) members of EAST and ii) an American or Canadian citizen or permanent US resident.  


EAST Multicenter Trial Junior Investigator Award Instructions & Terms

Prior to applying, please review the full instructions and terms for the EAST Multicenter Trial Junior Investigator Award found here.


Applicant Information

Include full name & degrees/credentials

EAST Membership is REQUIRED to be considered for this award.


Mentor Information

Include full name & degrees/credentials

Sponsor Information (must be identified if mentor is not an EAST member)

Include full name & degrees/credentials - must be an EAST member

Introduction

Write one paragraph discussing the importance and relevance of the issue under investigation.
Two aims of study required.
Two aims of study required.
Two aims of study required.

Methods

Inclusion, exclusion criteria
Intervention, if any.
What data will be collected and how?
State specific statistical methods.

Study Limitations

List potential limitations of the study & plan to minimize them.
List potential limitations of the study & plan to minimize them.
List potential limitations of the study & plan to minimize them.

Long-Term Research Plans & Goals

What are the long-term research plans for the study? No more than three sentences.
What are the long-term investigator plans? No more than three sentences.

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