Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP)

2017 Call for Applications

    Release Date: February 1, 2017 | Application Deadline: March 17, 2017, 3:00 p.m. ET


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.

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.)

Physicians must be Board-eligible to apply for this program. A dental applicant must be a general dentist with a master’s degree or a PhD or has completed advanced dental education. Nurse applicants must be registered nurses with a research doctorate in nursing or a related discipline completed by the application deadline.


[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.


Key Dates

NOTICE: Due to the impending weather event predicted for the East coast, the application deadline has been extended until 3/17/2017 at 3 p.m. ET. The postmark date for hard copy applications has been extended until 3/20/2017.

March 17, 2017 (3 p.m. ET)
Deadline for receipt of completed online applications.

March 20, 2017
Deadline for postmark of hard copy application.

July 12–14, 2017
Applicant interviews with national advisory committee members in Chicago.

December 2017
Notification of awards.

Total Awards

RWJF will fund up to 10 four-year awards of 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. As detailed on page 4, additional awards are available through partnerships with the American Society of Hematology, American Society of Nephrology, and the American Heart Association.

Application is Now Closed

Application closed as of:
March 17, 2017, 3:00 p.m. ET

Key Contacts

Phone: (317) 278-0500
Email: amfdp@indiana.edu

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