All postdoctoral scholars receiving funding through the Callahan Award must abide by the rules and regulations mandated by the grantee institution's Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, or if no formal office is designated, the department under which responsibility for overseeing postdoctoral training falls.

Publications:

Award recipients are encouraged to produce publications of findings as determined by mutual agreement between the Callahan Scholar and the mentor. Any publications resulting from research performed by a recipient of this award must acknowledge receipt of funds from The Alston Callahan, M.D. Postdoctoral Award.

Please refer to the IRRF Policy Statements: Patent and Intellectual Property.

Patent and Intellectual Property Policy:

The IRRF has established a patent and intellectual property policy that governs any and all inventions or intellectual properties that result from support, in whole or in part, of research, training grants, or awards from the IRRF.

Please refer to the IRRF Policy Statements: Patent and Intellectual Property.

Use of Human Subjects or Vertebrate Animals for Research:

Research projects involving human subjects and/or vertebrate animals must meet or exceed standards required for United States federal government funding.

For research involving animals, a copy of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocol approval or comparable institutional approval must be submitted before grant funds can be released. All research must be performed at an institution that has a current animal welfare assurance number on file with the U.S. Public Health Service Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW).

If human subjects are used, a copy of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol approval or comparable institutional approval must be submitted before grant funds can be released.

Please refer to the IRRF Policy Statements: Use of Human Subjects in Research and Use of Animals in Research.

Financial Reports:

The IRRF requires a financial report at the end of the one-year award period.

A final report showing allocations and expenditures must be submitted within 60 days of the end of the funding period. This report must be signed by the Principal Investigator and an institutional representative and must show that grant funds were used in accordance with The Callahan Award guidelines.

Progress Report:

The IRRF requires a scientific progress report be submitted within 60 days of the end of the one-year award period. The information provided in this progress report may be used in public education materials produced by IRRF staff. The Callahan Scholar will be consulted prior to use of such information. Information marked "Confidential" will not be released. Reprints of subsequent publications acknowledging support of the IRRF should be submitted as they become available.

Face Page: The information provided on this page should be identical to that found on the face page of the Award nomination. If changes are made, please bring them to our attention.

Progress Report: Provide a description of the project and indicate whether the original hypothesis has been supported. Be as brief and concise as possible. Do not exceed five pages.

Award Requirements -The Callahan Award