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Applications for the 2014-2015 Glorney-Raisbeck Fellowship will be accepted until February 3, 2014. (Deadline: February 3, 2014)
The Glorney-Raisbeck Fellowships in Cardiovascular Diseases are awarded in support of research projects seeking better understanding of the causes, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and that will advance the academic careers of young physician investigators.
Candidates must be enrolled in an ACGME-approved clinical training program in cardiovascular diseases or in an ACGME-approved residency that will qualify for a planned clinical cardiovascular diseases training program. The proposed research must be conducted at institutions located in New York City, Long Island, or Westchester County, New York, and fellows must commit at least eighty percent of their time to the funded project.
Candidates must hold a MD or equivalent degree, must be United States citizens, permanent residents or have, at the time of application, a valid working visa that can be renewed (if required) through the period of the award. Candidates on a working visa who receive the award should note that if their visa is not renewed at any point during the grant period, the award will be revoked and all funds required to be refunded to the grantor.
Renewal of awards to previous recipients will be considered on a competitive basis.
For those individuals who may not meet these criteria, please email the program at email@example.com and exceptional circumstances may be considered.
Selection Guidelines and Procedures
The Glorney-Raisbeck Selection Committee of The New York Academy of Medicine reviews all applications and supporting materials and recommends award recipients for ratification by the Trustees of the Academy. The review of applications will be weighed 25% on the applicant, 25% on the environment and 50% on the project. Additionally, the Committee’s evaluation will include that candidates be judged on their data analysis plan. A personal interview may be required. Candidates will be advised of their status by late March.
Applicants must complete an online application that requires uploading certain materials and forms:
1) A signed cover letter describing previous training and experience and how the proposed activities relate to the applicant’s projected career.
2) Your education and research experience (the online application contains a specific form to be uploaded and completed)
3) A description of project facilities (the online application contains a specific form to be uploaded and completed)
4) A project budget (the online application contains a specific form to be uploaded and completed)
5) A description of the applicant's research career goals (the online application contains a specific form to be uploaded and completed)
6) A research proposal that includes the project title, applicant’s name, research site, introduction, specific aims, work done by others, work done by applicant, methods of procedure, significance, potential obstacles and relevant bibliography. This should not exceed four (4) pages, including diagrams, illustrations, bibliography and any other supplemental materials.
7) A curriculum vitae
8) A signed letter of support from applicant's research sponsor detailing your career development plan, providing a description of the research environment and available research facilities to be provided for the proposed project, providing an analysis of your clinical and research training and affirming that the sponsor has evaluated and approved your proposed application
9) An NIH biosketch of the research sponsor (sample provided in the online application)
10) A signed letter of recommendation from the department chair or division director at the institution where your research will take place, describing the facilities and faculty resources available for career development, explaining how the proposed research will prepare you for an academic career and affirming that he or she has evaluated and approved your proposed application.
11) Documentation of IRB or IACUC protocol approval, proof of submission, or waiver (if applicable). The complete protocol is not required, only the appropriate approval or submission cover page. Approvals for pending protocols must be in place by the start of the grant. In the case of animal research, include a copy of the institution’s current HHS Animal Welfare Assurance approval or renewal letter, or a letter from the institution’s research administration office affirming that the animal facility complies with all federal standards and has been so certified.
12) Signed certification letter from your institutional Grants or Finance Office accepting responsibility for overseeing this grant and stating that the official accepts the conditions outlined in the NYAM Patent Policy (policy available online for download).
To begin the application process, click on the link below. You will be asked to complete an eligibility quiz. Provided that you meet the program eligibility requirements, you will then be asked to register by creating a login and password. With your login and password, you will be able to access the online application, including the forms that you must upload and complete.
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Up to three, one-year fellowship awards of $70,000 each is available for research commencing in July of the application year. Awards will be paid directly to the sponsoring institution. At least $40,000 of the grant must be dedicated to support the awardee’s salary. The remainder of the award may be used for fringe benefits and indirect costs (indirect costs may not exceed 15 percent). Laboratory expenses are not covered by this grant. Grant recipients are required to submit progress and financial reports to NYAM at the mid-point and end of the grant period. Failure to comply with reporting requirements may result in termination of the grant and refund of any award monies paid, and may negatively affect consideration of future applications from the grantee’s institution.
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Instructions on how to apply for NYAM's research fellowships, student grants, endowed lectures and awards are contained within the description of each program. Please click on your program of interest for full details.
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