For scholars from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who want to achieve senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing.
- Is this program right for you?
- What is the time commitment and financial support?
- What will you need to apply?
Is this program right for you?
The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP) offers four-year postdoctoral research awards to support physicians, dentists, and nurses 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.
This program may be right for you if:
- You are an early-career clinician (MD, DDS, or RN) who wishes to develop into an independent investigator.
- You are from a historically disadvantaged background.
- You are a US citizen, permanent resident, or individual granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) status by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services; and
- You are completing or have completed your 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.
What is the time commitment and financial support?
- Four-year program.
- Each scholar will study and conduct research with a senior faculty member who is located at an academic center known for the training of junior faculty and who is pursuing lines of biomedical, clinical or health services research of interest to the scholar.
- You must be engaged in research activities for at least 70% of your time.
- Receive an annual stipend of $75,000 per person per year.
- Receive an annual grant of $30,000 toward support of research activities.
- Participate in-person at the annual gatherings.
- Travel for the interview and annual gatherings is funded by the program.
What will you need to apply?
- Mentor who has substantial research experience and is willing to provide guidance for your research training.
- An executive summary of your proposal, in no more than 1500 characters. See sample executive summaries.
- References/citations used in developing your scientific research proposal.
- Your curriculum vitae, as well as one for each mentor.
- Mentor’s (or Mentors’) statement
- Institutional letter of support: a letter from the from a division chief, department head, dean, or other senior administrator confirming that you can commit at least 70% of your time to research activities, and have access to a supportive research environment.
- Three references; at least one must be someone familiar with your research interests and/or experience.
- Transcripts from your undergraduate college(s), medical school(s), dental school(s), nursing school(s), and any institution at which you undertook health-related coursework.