The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for this disease and to improving care for sarcoidosis patients. Since its establishment in 2000, FSR has fostered over $6 million in sarcoidosis-specific research efforts and has worked diligently to provide resources to thousands. Find all open applications below.

Thank you for your interest in the 2024 FSR Fellowship Grant. Please complete this request form. Once you have hit "Apply" on this form, you will be redirected to the full application. You will also receive a link to the live application via email. 


If you have any questions, please contact the FSR Research Team:

  • Tricha Shivas - Chief of Staff and Strategy - tricha@stopsarcoidosis.org
  • Timothy Legenzoff - Research Manager - tim@stopsarcoidosis.org

FSR Fellowship Grant

 The FSR Fellowship Grant provides an opportunity for early-stage investigators to develop specialized skills and gain experience in clinical settings directly within the field of sarcoidosis and contribute directly to advancing knowledge within the field and medical care for patients. Each candidate must apply with a proposed study that is innovative and likely to add significant education to the field. The Fellows are placed at world-renowned medical centers. International applicants are welcome to participate in the FSR Fellowship Grant.


 The FSR Fellowship Grant is designed to increase clinician and researcher engagement and commitment within the sarcoidosis field. The intent of the opportunity is, through funding, to ensure medical professionals interested in sarcoidosis and related aspects can remain in the field.

 FSR prefers the grantees to use the first year for training that involves patient management, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures followed by a second year of training with a greater emphasis on the research project.

Fellowship Specifics:

  · FSR will fund one fellowship for a two-year period. Maximum funding is $75,000 per year per fellow ($150,000 per Fellow over a two-year period).

  · Applicants must describe career goals relating to a long-term commitment to sarcoidosis research and clinical care.

  · The funding, restricted to the compensation package of the Fellow, will be provided directly to the hosting institution bi-annually, dependent on receipt of required progress report. Funding cannot be applied to overhead.

  · This funding is to be applied to the stipend or salary of the Fellow by the Grantee institution.

  · This grant in no way requires a grantee institution to provide employment beyond the grant period and in no way requires the Fellow to accept an employment offer provided by the grantee institution.

 · Applicants must submit proof of IRB submission or IRB approval before funding is provided.
 

Applications will be evaluated in the following areas:

Applicant

 • Commitment to, or intent to pursue, a career related to sarcoidosis.

 • Quality of academic background and previous training.

 • Applicant’s description of career goals as related to long-term commitment to sarcoidosis research, quality improvement or care.


Mentor

 • Established sarcoidosis clinician/physician-scientist with experience in training fellows.

 • Commitment of the primary Mentor for the duration of applicant's training and/or project plan.


Training Program

 • Overall quality and organization of the training program.

 • Impact of proposed training or career development.

 • Potential of training proposal to develop applicant into a productive, independent scientist.

Environment

 • Quality of institution’s sarcoidosis clinical care and research programs.

 • Institution’s commitment to provide opportunities for career development related to sarcoidosis.
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Allowable Costs
 Budget Expenditures- Direct Cost Only
Salaries *mentor efforts are NOT covered
 Fellow (50-80% effort requested) salary + fringe benefits
Materials and Supplies
 This can include cell reagents, arrays, kits, and other lab supplies. Categories must be detailed and explained when supplying the budget. For example, if research includes animals, budget should include number of animals expected to be used, price for the animals, and per diem for animal care, as well as details on the length of time the animals will be used for.
Publications
 Publication costs and number of expected publications should be outlined.
Travel
 Detailed outline of conferences the fellow is planning to attend and the average cost of attendance.

2024 Timeline for Applicants

 March 20, 2024                             Deadline for applications

 March 28 - April 27, 2024             Review period

 June 15, 2024                                 Awardee Notification

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Pathways to Apply:

TYPE 1: Application from Fellow Applicant with pre-identified Mentor, institution and project support. Project can be new or on-going.

TYPE 2: Application from an Institute/Mentor seeking a Fellow to match with a pre-identified sarcoid-specific project.

Reports:

  · Bi-annual Report: The Fellow and Mentor will send a bi-annual report of activities. The Mentor will send a financial report to FSR through Submittable. Periodic evaluations of the Fellow will also be sent to the FSR Research Department through the Submittable platform.

  · Annual Report and Evaluation: All Fellows and Mentors may be asked to participate in a patient-friendly colloquium reporting on the experience, research outcomes and grant preparation and application process.


Any resulting publications or presentations must acknowledge the support of the host institution and FSR. FSR should be sent a copy of all resulting publications in PDF format. 

Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research