Goal 4: Develop Workforce and Resources

Would like to challenge definition of "Early Stage Investigator" for MD

Why is Early Stage Investigator defined as New Investigators who are within 10 years of completing their terminal research degree or within 10 years of completing their medical residency at the time they apply for R01 grants? This provides an unfair advantage to all PhD, general surgeons, internists, and pediatricians compared to subspecialists who complete clinical training 3-6 yrs after general training.

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Is this idea a Compelling Question (CQ) or Critical Challenge (CC)? : Critical Challenge (CC)

Details on the impact of addressing this CQ or CC :

Enable the next generation to develop a research career to promote the field for the future

Feasibility and challenges of addressing this CQ or CC :

Very easy to redefine "Early Stage Investigator" to be fair to all clinicians applying for RO1. One could also give some type of advantage for short period of time to "New Investigators" now beyond 10 yrs of last training who did not have that advantage when they applied

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea : Eileen Hsich

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