Deadline: September 15, 2017
The fellowships are designed for qualified persons who have held an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree for fewer than eight years. The fellowship is usually intended to be the first post-clinical-training fellowship, but each case will be decided on its merits. Preference is usually given to candidates who have not more than two years of postdoctoral training and research. Applicants, both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals, must expect to perform their research at an institution in the United States, under the supervision of a scientific advisor. Direct contact with patients is required.
Candidates are to be nominated by their department chairman in a letter providing assurance that the nominee will work with the guidance of a scientific advisor of established reputation who has guaranteed adequate space, supplies, etc., for the Fellow. The advisor need not be a member of the department nominating the Fellow, nor need the activities of the Fellow be limited to the nominating department. As a general rule, no more than one fellowship will be awarded to a given institution in the same year of competition.
Stipends for the fellowship are $40,000 for the first year and $40,000 for the second year. The term of the fellowship is one year, with renewal for one year if satisfactory progress is demonstrated. Requests for renewal are due on the first Friday in January. Payments are made on July 15 and January 15. The Society provides no funds for institutional overhead.
The Society expects that essentially 100% of the Fellow's time will be devoted to research. With the cognizance of the committee, teaching or clinical service of a limited amount is permitted. The committee reserves final decisions until it has a clear understanding of the Fellow's financial support for the project, whether in the form of additional salary granted by the institution at which the Fellow is located or from other fellowships.