Call for Proposals: Developing the Next Generation of Biostatisticians

The ASA Biometrics Section invites applications for funding to support projects developing innovative outreach projects focused on enhancing awareness of biostatistics among quantitatively talented U.S. students. Of interest are projects that will encourage students to pursue advanced training in biostatistics. Funding is anticipated for up to three projects, with total funding of up to $3,000 per project. All investigators are encouraged to apply.

A three-page application is due January 11, 2013, and should be in the following format:

  • Title, Objectives and Specific Aims
  • Background, Significance, and/or Rationale
  • Design and Methods
  • Budget

A project period with a start date no earlier than February 15, 2013, and an end date no later than December 31, 2013, also should be specified.

Applications should be submitted electronically to the Strategic Initiatives Subcommittee chair, Roslyn Stone, at All investigators will be expected to submit a brief report at the conclusion of the project to the subcommittee chair.

The section is particularly interested in projects that provide generalizable models for outreach and/or materials that can be used by others.

Allowed expenditures include supplies, domestic travel when necessary to carry out the project, professional expertise (e.g., instructional designer or webmaster), and cost of computer time. Unallowable expenditures include secretarial/administrative personnel, tuition, foreign travel, and honoraria and travel expenses for visiting lecturers to the investigator’s home institution.