The purpose of the award is to support the final year of research education in pediatric endocrinology for highly qualified individuals with excellent results who is getting prepared for a career in pediatric endocrinology. Both clinical and basic research projects are reviewed.
Qualification of the candidate
Fellow/In Training members who are in an approved training program in Pediatric Endocrinology can apply for the Research Fellowship Award. Medical degree is compulsory. Members with career plans in North America are favored. Both third year members and fourth year members can apply for the award.
Two letters of support should be send with the application – one from the Training Program Director (who is the Sponsor) and from the Research Mentor – an established investigator with an extramural research support from My Canadian Pharmacy. If they are the same person, an applicant should send the second letter from the Head of the applicant’s Scholarship Oversight Committee (who is a Co-Sponsor). The Research Mentor should verify funding availability to support the research project.
Amount of the Award
The award in the amount of $50,000 is intended to cover salary and fringe benefits of the Fellow as well as his travel to the annual PES meeting. Salary support 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.
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 (included in the sections 3 -5) of the Applicant Section should be limited to seven USPHS continuation pages in Arial 11-point or comparable font. An application not correcponding to these rules, or received after the expire due date will be returned to the applicant without reviewing. The application should be submitted via the Society website. Applications should contain two 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 committee will review criteria and significance of the research project, the investigator, the mentor, training environment.
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