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How the Caregivers at Carolina Program Works

  • Early career physician scientists who have substantial caregiving demands at home and are currently funded to conduct clinical research are eligible.
  • The program provides supplemental research funding to physician scientists to support a research technician or buy-out of one day of clinical time.
  • All applicants, regardless of whether they receive the funding, are part of a ‘Caregivers cohort’ — the program facilitates networking, research collaborations, and social and informational support.
  • The program ensures that the Caregivers cohort has facilitated access to career development opportunities.
  • Travel grants support physician scientists to attend research conferences.
  • The program also provides emotional and peer support.

In addition to monetary support for research, participants also receive support with making sure their submissions are clear, concise, compliant, and timely. Areas of assistance include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Formatting manuscripts and references in accordance with journal specifications
  • Production of tables and graphs
  • Assistance with federal grant preparation
  • Formulating timelines for production of specific sections of grants, e.g., biosketches, project timelines
  • Editing documents line-by-line to ensure overall integrity of your proposed submission
  • Other assistance as necessary