The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program was established to increase the number of faculty from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who can achieve senior rank in academic medicine and dentistry and who will encourage and foster the development of succeeding classes of such physicians and dentists. Four-year postdoctoral research awards are offered to universities, schools of medicine and dentistry and research institutions to support the research and career development of physicians and dentists from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to developing careers in academic medicine and dentistry and to serving as role models for students and faculty of similar background. The program defines the term “historically disadvantaged” to mean the challenges facing individuals because of their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status or similar factors.
- We will fund up to nine four-year awards in this grant cycle. Scholars will receive an annual stipend of up to $75,000 each, complemented by a $30,000 annual grant toward support of research activities.
- March 14, 2013 (3 p.m. ET)—Deadline for receipt of completed applications.
- March 15, 2013—Deadline for postmark of supporting documents.
- July 10–12, 2013—Applicant interviews with national advisory committee members.
- December 2013—Notification of awards.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
To be eligible for this award, applicants must be physicians or dentists who:
- are from historically disadvantaged backgrounds (ethnic, financial or educational);
- are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents; and
- are completing or have completed their formal clinical training. (We will give preference to those who have recently completed their formal clinical training.) Candidates who are permanent residents and not green card holders should contact Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program before applying to determine whether they can satisfy the program’s eligibility and documentation requirements.
Complete eligibility and selection criteria can be found in the Call for Applications.