Office of Research

Pediatric Critical Care and Trauma Scientist Development Program

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to invite applications for the program administration and direction of the Pediatric Critical Care and Trauma Scientist Development Program (PCCTSDP), a national program of research career development for physician-scientists specializing in pediatric critical care and trauma.

The goals of the PCCTSDP are to expand the cadre of investigators trained to advance research in pediatric critical care and to support educational institutions in their ability to stimulate novel research and innovative investigation into the scientific basis of pediatric critical care and trauma practice and the consequences of critical illness and injury for families and children.  The program will fund, up to a maximum of 5 years, the administration and infrastructure of one K12 Career Development Program.

Within the framework of the Pediatric Critical Care and Trauma Scientist Development Program's longstanding commitment to excellence and projected need for investigators in particular areas of research, attention must be given to recruiting trainees from racial or ethnic groups underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.  A formal program to facilitate this recruitment should be part of the proposed program.

Eligibility Requirements

Scholars to be supported by the institutional career development program must be at the career level for which the planned program is intended. Scholars are expected to devote a minimum of 9 person-months (75% of full-time professional effort) during the appointment on the K12 award.  Scholars must hold junior faculty positions at institutions with academic and research intensive programs in pediatric critical illness and trauma.

Application Instructions

To apply for this funding opportunity, please email the following to RGE at by Wednesday, August 28, 2013. 


  • 1-2 page letter of intent with a list of all anticipated investigators, description of proposed aims and approach
  • Biosketch of the PI
  • Letter of support from the Dean or Chair. This letter of support signifies that the Dean or Chair has ensured the nominee’s eligibility per the sponsor’s requirements, and that the nominee and application are likely to be of sufficient quality to be competitive nationally.

Opportunity Details

Program web page

Program Announcement No.


08/28/2013 School/College Deadline
08/28/2013 UW Internal Deadline Closed
10/03/2013 OSP Deadline
10/13/2013 Sponsor Deadline

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Funding amount

$778,000 (annually for up to five years)

Maximum Number of Applications


Eligible groups
  • School of Medicine

Inquiries and Contact Information

Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact their Chairperson, Associate Dean for Research (or Dean, if no ADR) and the Office of Research (see below) if they intend to prepare a response. Failure to do so, or to meet the deadlines for submission of pre-proposal, will preclude submission of the application through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

For general inquiries, or to request a listing of a limited submission opportunity that should be but is not already listed, please email us at