The purpose of the award is to support the final year of research training for highly qualified individuals engaged in pediatric endocrinology and preparing for an academic pediatric endocrinology career. Both clinical and research projects are accaptable.
Qualification of the candidate
Associate members who are in an approved training program in Pediatric Endocrinology can apply for the Research Fellowship Award. Note: Applicants must have medical degree. Applicants with career plans in North America are favored.
Two letters of recommendation should be send with the application – one from the Sponsor – Training Program Director and the other from the Research Mentor – an established investigator. If the Sponsor and the Mentor are the same person, the second letter should be from the Co-Sponsor – the Head of the applicant’s Scholarship Oversight Committee. The Mentor should verify funding availability for support of the project.
Amount of Award
The amount of the annual award is $50,000 is intended to cover salary and fringe benefits of the Fellow, as well as his annual travel to the PES meeting. Salary support for the fellowship awardee from any other extramural source cannot be accepted, but salary may be supplemented by departmental funds to meet appropriate fellowship stipends. No funds may be held for indirect or overhead expenses by the institutions.
Instructions for Application
The application is based on USPHS R23 guidelines (Individual Fellowship Application, PHS 416-1: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/416/phs416.htm). The training and research portions (mentioned in the sections 3 – 5) of the Applicant Section must be limited to seven USPHS continuation pages in Arial 11-point or comparable font. An application not corresponding to these limits, or received after the expire date will be returned to the applicant and not reviewed. The application should be submitted via the website of the Society. Applications should contain 2 plans – a training plan and a research plan. The research plan should describe how the proposed training can help reach the overall career goals and acquire the skills, theories and methodology necessary for an independent researcher. The commission will review significance of the research project, the investigator, the mentor, training environment.
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