Career Development Program
The Career Development program is intended to attract, develop and retain talented researchers working in areas of particular importance to improving
the health and care of our nation's veterans. Biomedical Laboratory and Clinical Science R&D Services has a rich history of supporting
investigators during their early research careers who have gone on to serve as long-standing, independently funded VA scientists, Center and REAP
Directors, and research administrators such as ACOS/R, etc. The current Career Development program provides opportunities for clinician and
non-clinician biomedical and clinical researchers, including biostatisticians and clinical trialists. More information is available at http://www.research.va.gov/funding/cdp.cfm.
This page provides information and announcements specific to BL/CS R&D applicants and awardees and will be updated.
Updated Notes for BL/CS R&D
Starting your CADE Award
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Mentored Research Training Award Progress Guidelines
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BLR&D and CSR&D are no longer accepting any LOIs for applications at the CDTA level.
Starting with the Fall 2010 review cycle, all BLR&D and CSR&D Career Development applications, except CDEA applications, must be submitted
electronically through Grants.gov. The information in the RFA posted under Electronic Submission on the ORD website for the particular Career
Development level and Service supersedes all previous proposal submission instructions. Each RFA must be used in conjunction with the VA version of
the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide. All questions concerning electronic submission should be directed to the eRA mailbox in Outlook at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Only individuals who have an approved letter of intent that is valid for the review cycle may
submit an application.
BLR&D and CSR&D are no longer accepting any LOIs for applications at the CDA-1 level.
Career Development Awardees should communicate with their local VA Research Office for information about submitting progress reports
Awardees should be sure to arrange for salary support at the end of their award by working closely with their local VA facility.