Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tropical Infectious Diseases, USA | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tropical Infectious Diseases, USA

Although the program targets postdoctoral infectious diseases fellows, applicants who have completed training in otherclinical specialties relevant to tropical medicine (e.g. internal medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN) will also be considered.
These postdoctoral fellowships provide support for individuals to conduct research in tropical infectious diseases (and, on occasion, other clinical conditions unique to tropical medicine). Funding is available for two twelve-month periods. The first award will be made during fellowship (generally the final year); during Year One of BWF/ASTMH support, the fellow should commit at least 80% of his/her effort to research and spend at least three months working in a tropical or developing area. The second half of the award will be made once the grantee has entered a stable, entry-level faculty position; Year Two of the BWF/ASTMH fellowship carries the same expectations as Year One, i.e. 80% research effort and at least three months’ work in a tropical or developing area.
These fellowships are not intended to provide funding for overseas clinical electives or experiences. The purpose of the BWF/ASTMH fellowships is to stimulate or sustain interest in research in tropical infectious diseases by individuals who are planning academic or other career paths ultimately focused on clinical research relevant to tropical or developing areas of the world.
Support: $65,000 per year for two years to cover travel, stipend, fringe benefits and health insurance. In Year Two of the
BWF/ASTMH fellowship, an additional $5,000 is available for capacity development at the overseas site. These fellowships do not allow indirect costs.
Selection criteria:
1. Excellence and promise of the proposed candidate and her/his work;
2. Relevance of the proposed work to the amelioration of important tropical/geographic infectious diseases;
3. Excellence and experience of home and overseas mentors;
4. Adequacy of field populations/laboratory/epidemiologic facilities for the proposed work; and,
5. Potential of this fellowship to influence the candidate’s career.
Applications will be considered from any individual with an academic appointment of fellow who proposes to perform
research in tropical infectious diseases. The award is not intended for students, pre-doctoral candidates or faculty-level
applicants. Preference will be given to North American clinician-scientists enrolled in (or accepted by) a fellowship
program approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and those accredited through
the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). Particular consideration will be given to candidates
seeking support for their third (research) year of fellowship training.
Since a minimum of three months of each funded year must be spent performing research overseas, applicants working
toward Board Eligibility must obtain approval from their fellowship program director before applying for this award. If the
period covered by this award is to be considered toward Board Eligibility, the recipient must have a continuity clinic at the
overseas site (and the program director must notify the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education [ACGME]
concerning the integration of this clinic into their fellowship program).
The application deadline is September 1, 2010 for funds to be distributed for July 2011. Applicants will receive notification of award decisions by early 2011.
Submit your application on line via link posted at beginning the week of August 2, 2010.

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