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The Team Science Award of Distinction for Early Stage Research Teams recognizes and promotes excellence in developing multi-disciplinary research teams within the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA). This award will be presented to a developing (i.e., early stage) multi-disciplinary research team that demonstrates great potential for innovative and impactful advances in clinical and translational science.

The recipient of the Team Science Award of Distinction for Early Stage Research Teams will receive $2,500 towards their team science research program. Teams will be recognized at the 2019 Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Conference (February 28 – March 1, 2019).

Award Eligibility:

  1. Nominated teams should be early stage. For the purposes of this award, early stage teams are teams that have come together recently (e.g., within the past 12 months) to begin an interdisciplinary project with strong potential for innovative and impactful advances in clinical translational sciences.

  2. Each research team must have one or more representatives from a Georgia CTSA partner (Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Morehouse School of Medicine, and/or the University of Georgia).

  3. Teams must be multi-disciplinary with representation from at least two different disciplines. In addition, diversity in terms of race, gender, institution, rank, etc. is strongly encouraged.
  4. Research activities must be clinical or translational in nature with the potential to make a positive impact on human health.


Nominations:


Teams may self-nominate or be nominated by a faculty member or administrator from a Georgia CTSA partner institution.

A concise, two-page (maximum) narrative describing the team’s research, the impact on individual and/or community health, and a description of each team member’s substantive and quantifiable contributions to the team is required for each nomination. The narrative should emphasize specific features of the team that represent innovative, high-functioning teamwork and synergy and how these features have advanced their respective field(s).

The primary criterion for evaluation will be the team’s ability to demonstrate innovative, high-functioning teamwork and synergy in the narrative. Teams will also be evaluated using the following criteria. It is not necessary to achieve every criterion, as different teams will have different outcomes.

  • Abstract presentations, publications or scholarly works at any stage (e.g., submitted, in press, in revision) involving 2 or more team members
  • Pilot grant funding and/or grant applications involving 2 or more team members
  • Evidence of teamwork as characterized by shared resources (e.g., lab space, equipment), shared mentoring responsibilities, and time spent together
  • Evidence of potential impact on individuals or communities (e.g., pilot work on community-based prevention project, community or industry partnerships)


Submission Instructions:


All submissions must be emailed to Katie.davis@emory.edu and include the following:
  • Nomination letter (maximum of two pages)
  • A list of all members of the team and their professional titles and affiliations
  • NIH/NSF style biosketch for all team members (maximum of 3 pages each)
  • Optional supporting documents, i.e., publications, brochures, examples of innovative teamwork or synergy, etc. (maximum of 5 pages total)

Selection Process:


The Executive Council of the Georgia CTSA will review all nominations and make a recommendation to the University Presidents.

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