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The Utrecht Summer School Program Sponsorship Program

By: CARRA | February 6, 2017 | CARRA Announcements

Call for Applications
Utrecht Summer School Program Sponsorship

CARRA is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for 2 early investigators to receive sponsorship to participate in the Utrecht summer school program course entitled “Why Translational Medicine Fails – And What to do About it.” Fellows with established translational research interests will also be considered for this opportunity. The course will take place July 3 – July 7, 2017 in Utrecht, Netherlands. The sponsorship will cover the €750 (Euro) tuition (which includes housing and lunches), round trip coach airfare and $250 for incidental expenses.

This course, tackles the intrinsic difficulties of effective translational medicine in rare and orphan diseases and is meant for early stage researchers with an interest in this field. A full course description can be found on Utrecht’s Summer School program’s website. This course is open to participants from a wide range of disciplines and will be led by a pediatric rheumatologist.


  • Currently an early investigator (<7 years post-fellowship; no age maximum) or fellow with established translational research interests and experience
  • Current CARRA member (early investigators must be current with paid 2017 membership dues)

Submission Requirements:

  • Your CV
  • A personal statement: This should consist of less than one page describing yourself, your career goals, any ongoing translational projects and a statement indicating how you would benefit from this opportunity.
  • Letter of support from current division chief or program director.

How to Apply:
Interested early investigators and fellows should complete the application form and submit requested materials by March 8. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Deadline: March 8, 2017

If you have any questions about the program or applying for sponsorship, please contact Kelly Mieszkalski ([email protected]).