Biometrics Section Call for Proposals

The Biometrics Section invites applications for funding to support career-development efforts for assistant professors or associate/full professors interested in moving into a new research area.

The section is particularly interested in applications that will result in a benefit to the broader research community. For example, funding could support attendance at a workshop to receive additional training in an applied research area typically underserved by biostatisticians.

Applications will be accepted from individuals interested in receiving additional training or from individuals or groups interested in recruiting biostatisticians for training in a specific, underserved research area.

The section anticipates funding up to two proposals this year, with total funding of up to $3,000-$5,000 per proposal to be spent within the next 1.5 years. Applicants must be an ASA member and Biometrics Section member at time of submission.

A one-page application is due by February 15 in the following format: Summary of Request, Significance and/or Rationale, and Budget.

Expenditures are restricted to domestic travel and the cost of meeting attendance. A funding period with a start date no earlier than March 1 and an end date no later than August 31, 2016, also should be specified.

Applications and questions should be submitted to ASA Biometrics Section past chair, Mike Daniels, at Recipients will be expected to submit a brief report within one month of the conclusion of the project.