The CHOP Office of Postdoctoral Affairs has received notice from the University of Pennsylvania's Office of Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs (BPP) for the FY2013 Brody Family Medical Trust Fund Fellowships in Incurable Diseases fellowship funding opportunity. The University may put forth a maximum of ten nominees for these fellowships.
Applicants must be US citizens, have permanent resident status, or be able to demonstrate clearly their eligibility to stay in the United States legally for the duration of the proposed Fellowship research.
To meet all University fellowship submission requirements, please submit your initial materials to the Office of Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs (BPP) as quickly as possible. Deadline for submission to the Office of Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs (BPP) is 12:00pm, Friday, September 7, 2012. (The deadline for submitting the ten nominations to the College of Physicians is November 1, 2012). Please inform your departmental Business Administrator and/or Grant Administrator of your intention to submit your materials for consideration.
Dr. Susan Weiss, Associate Dean, will convene a review committee and those selected as nominees will be notified no later than Friday, October 12, 2012. At that time, nominees will receive further instructions on preparing their complete applications for final submission to the University coordinator, Mary Anne Timmins, by Tuesday, October 30, 2012.
Note: Please name your .PDF file with last name,first name.pdf, Example: Smith, John.pdf
-Applicant’s Curriculum Vitae
-Disease Information – (Maximum of 500 words) Describe the disease, or class of diseases, targeted by your research. Include information about the societal impact of the disease and efficacy of current treatments. Directly address how your research has the potential to lead to a better understanding of disease process and/or a better course for prevention, diagnosis or treatment of the disease(s).
-Abstract of Research Proposal – (Maximum of 500 words) This should be written in language accessible to non-expert scientists, and may be published by the Philadelphia Foundation if the project receives Brody Fellowship funding.
-Research Proposal – (Maximum of 5 single spaced pages, using 12-point font. Figures are included in this page allotment, but the Reference List is not.) The Research Proposal should follow standard NIH format: Specific Aims, Background and Significance, Preliminary Data and Research Design and Methods.
-Reference Letters – Each Applicant must arrange to have three (3) Reference Letters submitted in order for his or her Application to be considered. One (1) Letter of Reference should be from the Applicant’s Mentor. Letters should include descriptions of the reference writers’ interactions with the Applicant (including how long they have known the Applicant), and their assessments of the Applicant’s quality and his or her commitment and potential to establish an independent career in research.
1. For CHOP Fellows to be eligible, the applicant must be registered with the UPenn BPP, as well as provide a letter from a Perelman School of Medicine mentor.
2. These Fellowships will be available only to Applicants who will be conducting their research at Drexel University College of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine or the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.
3. Applicants must hold an MD degree and/or be in the final stages of completing a PhD (PhD Applicants must have obtained their degrees by the date the Award commences).
4. PhD Applicants already possessing their degrees must be in their first or second year of postdoctoral training on the date of the submission of the Application.
5. Applicants holding an MD or combined MD/PhD degree must have completed an accredited residency program and be in their first year of advanced (subspecialty, fellowship) training.
6. Applicants must apply for the Fellowship under the guidance of a Mentor qualified to oversee the proposed research.
7. Applicants must be US citizens, have permanent resident status, or be able to demonstrate clearly their eligibility to stay in the United States legally for the duration of the proposed Fellowship research.
8. Multiple applications will be considered from the same laboratory, but only one Brody Fellow at a time will be funded per laboratory. However, more than one Brody Fellowship may be awarded in any particular year to postdoctoral fellows from one university.
9. Each potential Host Institution (Drexel University College of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine or the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) may nominate up to ten (10) Brody Fellowship Applicants per year.
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