Improving the Health and Safety of Football Players
October 24, 2014
Harvard investigators at all levels. For trainees (e.g. students, clinical trainees, postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows), appropriate supervision and mentoring need to be provided. All full applications will require an electronic statement of approval signed by the applicant’s division director or department chair.
To apply, all applicants must first submit a pre-proposal. Pre-proposals will be reviewed by a small committee for scientific merit, feasibility, and relevance to the health and wellbeing of current and former football players. Investigators whose pre-proposals hold the most promise will be invited to submit a full application. Full applications should be submitted only after invitation.
We are seeking proposals that have the potential to affect the health and wellbeing of future, current, or former football players. Specifically, we are looking for high-impact projects likely to yield findings and actionable results within one year.
A broad range of areas will be considered, including sport medicine studies; repetitive brain trauma; topics in wellness, gaining, and cardiovascular disease; medical ethics; and additional topics that address common diagnoses observed in professional football players, and in athletes in general. Applications in any of these areas are encouraged, but applications outside these areas will also be considered.
|Pre-proposals Due:||October 24, 2014|
|Pre-proposal Decisions Announced:||November 26, 2014|
|Full Application Due:||January 7, 2015|
|Funding Decisions Announced:||Late February 2015|
|Anticipated Funding Start Date:||May 2015|
This application is currently CLOSED. Please check back for new opportunities.