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.
The FSR Clinical and Research Fellowship Grant is a two-year funding opportunity at an academic center, clinic, or hospital specifically in the area of sarcoidosis. The FSR Fellowship Grant provides an opportunity to develop specialized skills and gain experience in clinical and/or basic science settings directly within the field of sarcoidosis during the early career development phase.
FSR prefers that the first year of training involves patient management, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures followed by a second year of training partially focused on a research project.
· FSR will fund two fellowships each for a two-year period. Maximum funding is $125,000 per year per fellow ($250,000 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 institute in one annual payment for each year. Funding does not allow overhead.
· As funded by FSR, host will provide stipend or salary for a year, at a locally competitive rate, payable directly to the Fellow
· There is no obligation by a potential Host Institution to make an offer or by a Fellow to accept an employment offer beyond the Fellowship agreement.
· Applicants must submit proof of IRB submission or IRB approval before funding is provided.
Applications will be evaluated in the following areas:
• 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 they may be related to long-term commitment to sarcoidosis research, quality improvement or care
• Established sarcoidosis clinician/physician-scientist with experience in training fellows
• Commitment of the primary Mentor for the duration of applicants training and/or project plan
• Overall quality and organization of the training program
• Value of proposed training or career development
• Potential of training proposal to develop applicant into a productive, independent scientist
• Quality of institution’s sarcoidosis clinical care and research programs
• Institution’s commitment to provide opportunities for career development related to sarcoidosis
2020 Timeline for Applicants
February 14 Deadline for applications
February 14 - April 30 Review
May 2020 Decision Notification
May – June 30 Host Institute/FSR Agreement Process and Funding Payment
July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2022 Fellowship at Host Institution
Pathways to Apply:
TYPE 1: Mentor-supported application from Fellowship Applicant with a pre-identified institute and project. 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.
· Bi-annual Report: The Fellow and Preceptor will send a bi-annual report of activities. The Preceptor 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 Awardees post-award Submittable platform.
· Annual Report and Evaluation: All Fellows and Host Preceptors will participate in a colloquium reporting on the experience. This sharing of experiences will help FSR, the host institutions, and the Fellows evaluate the effectiveness of the program and identify possible improvements.
Any resulting publications should acknowledge the support of the host institution and FSR.