Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP)

2016 Call for Applications

  • Release Date: February 5, 2016

Purpose

The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP) offers four-year postdoctoral research awards to increase the number of physicians, dentists, and nurses from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to:

  • developing careers and achieving senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing;
  • fostering the development of succeeding classes of physicians, dentists, and nurses from historically disadvantaged backgrounds;
  • improving the health of underserved populations; and/or
  • working toward understanding and eliminating health disparities by achieving senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing.

Total Awards

We will fund up to 10 four-year awards up to $420,000 each in this grant cycle. Amos Scholars will receive an annual stipend of up to $75,000 each, complemented by a $30,000 annual grant toward support of research activities.

Key Dates

March 15, 2016 (3 p.m. ET)
Deadline for receipt of completed applications.
We will not consider materials submitted after this date.

March 16, 2016
Deadline for postmark of supporting documents.

July 13–15, 2016
Applicant interviews with NAC members in Chicago.

December 2016
Notification of awards.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

To be eligible for this award, applicants must be physicians, dentists, or nurses who:

  • are from historically disadvantaged backgrounds;[1]
  • are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or individuals granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services[2]; and
  • are completing or have completed their formal clinical training. (We will give preference to those who have recently completed their formal clinical training or in the case of nurses, their research doctorate.)

As a physician, you must be Board eligible to apply for this program. As a dentist, you must be a general dentist with a master’s degree or a PhD or have completed advanced dental education. Nurse applicants must be registered nurses with a research doctorate in nursing or a related discipline.

 


 

[1] The term “historically disadvantaged” refers to the challenges facing individuals because of their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or similar factors (e.g., possession of a physical, learning or other disability, first generation college graduate).

[2] Applicants who are permanent residents and not green card holders should contact the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program before applying to determine whether they can satisfy the program’s eligibility and documentation requirements.

 

THIS SOLICITATION CLOSED:
March 15, 2016, 3:00 p.m. ET

KEY MATERIALS

CONTACT

Nina Ardery, deputy director
amfdp@indiana.edu

317-278-0500