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Career Development Program for Biomedical Laboratory and Clinical Science R&D Services

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The Career Development program is intended to attract, develop, and retain talented researchers working in areas of particular importance to improve the health and care of our nation's Veterans. The Biomedical Laboratory Research & Development Service (BLR&D) and the Clinical Science Research & Development Service (CSR&D) have 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 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. An annual progress report will be required for all funded CDA-2 applications. More information is available at

BLR&D and CSR&D are currently offering the Career Development Award-2 (CDA-2) as a mentored investigator award and Career Development Enhancement Award (CDEA) for senior investigators to obtain additional research training.

All information related to the BLR&D and CSR&D Career Development application process may be found at this page: BLR&D/CSR&D Resources For the VA Research Community.

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