This, most senior of The Society's salary awards, isgranted only under exceptional circumstances and provides salary support for mid-career individuals. These Investigators have international reputations for excellence, have made outstanding contributions to arthritis research, and have demonstrated leadership in helping The Arthritis Society achieve its objectives.
These individuals ensure that there is a strong mentoring environment for trainees and the arthritis leaders of the future. Candidates are proposed by the institution and applications are adjudicated by the Society's Scientific Review Committee, which then makes recommendation for funding to the Scientific Advisory Committee.
These Investigators have an academic appointment in faculties of Canadian universities or affiliated institution. The Society provides a contribution toward salary of $70,000 per annum, plus applicable fringe benefits. This ensures that these individuals will have at least 75% of their time protected in order to carry out their research activities.
Why do we fund this award?
This award is funded to maintain the interest and focus of individuals whose careers are already dedicated to arthritis research and care. This award will ensure that new trainees have strong leaders and mentors in arthritis research.
How does it help people with arthritis?
This helps people with arthritis by ensuring that there is leadership in arthritis research and will provide a solid foundation for new researchers who wish to continue to develop their interests of making arthritis related discoveries.
Thanks only to the generosity of its donors and partners,The Arthritis Society was able to invest the total amount below insupport of Distinguished Senior Research Investigators for 2011/2012.
Our Investment: $83,279
The Arthritis Society provides leadership and funding for research, advocacy and solutions to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by arthritis.
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