Charles H. Revson Senior Fellows In Biomedical Science Program
Monday, February 9, 2015
CoSA deadline February 26, 2015
Revson deadline March 16, 2015
The Charles H. Revson Senior Fellows In Biomedical Science Program in New York City Class of 2017
The Fellowship: The Charles H. Revson Foundation is pleased to announce that the two-year fellowship program for NYC’s most promising third- and fourth-year post-doctoral researchers in the biomedical sciences is looking for candidates to fill its next class. The program is designed to meet two pressing concerns: the need for additional sources of support for the third and fourth years of post-doctoral work, and the improvement and strengthening of science and scientific research in New York City.
Candidates must apply for the fellowships under the guidance of a Sponsor – a scientist (tenured, tenure-track, or equivalent position) capable of providing mentorship to the Fellows. The Sponsor should be actively engaged in the planning, execution, and supervision of the proposed research and should encourage the Fellow to report the results of the research in scientific journals and meetings.
Only candidates who have already spent two years engaged in postdoctoral research at one of the NYC universities, hospitals, or research institutions (listed below) are eligible. Candidates must be continuing at the institution where they have already been conducting research for two years. Please note that by accepting the award, one agrees to not take part in any other fellowship program during the course of the Revson Biomedical Fellowship.
Eligibility: The program is open to outstanding researchers entering their third year of post-doctoral training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University; Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; Columbia University Medical Center; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Research Center; Mount Sinai School of Medicine; New York University; New York University School of Medicine; Princeton University;The Rockefeller University; Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Yale University and Yale University School of Medicine.
To be eligible, candidates must:
* have completed one or more of the following degrees or its equivalent: M.D., Ph.D., and have already completed two years in a laboratory doing postdoctoral training in basic biomedical research. Candidates will have entered his or her period of postdoctoral training between June 1, 2012 and August 31, 2013.
* be working under the guidance of a Sponsor – a scientist (tenured, tenure-track, or equivalent position) capable of providing mentorship to the Fellow. The Sponsor should be actively engaged in the planning, execution, and supervision of the proposed research and should encourage the Fellow to report the results of the research in scientific journals and meetings.
* be a U.S. citizen or legal resident in the United States. Candidates need not be permanent residents. Foreign applicants are required to obtain appropriate visa documentation, as required by U.S. Immigration, valid for the course of the fellowship.
Applying to the Program: Candidates cannot apply directly to the program. Rather, they should, with the endorsement of their Sponsor, submit their applications (see below) to firstname.lastname@example.org CoSA by February 26th 2015 @ 5 PM
(Applications for each candidate will be forwarded to the Revson Foundation by April 16, 2012 at midnight.) Final nominations for the fellowships will be announced by the end of May 2015. Approval of the nominations by the Foundation’s Board will be determined by mid-June 2012; the fellowship will begin between July 1, 2015 and October 1, 2015.
The Application (in a single pdf): Applications should include the candidate’s complete curriculum vitae and bibliography; the sponsor’s biographical sketch in NIH format and bibliography; a letter of recommendation written by the sponsor; and a research proposal of no more than five pages (1.5 spaced in 12-point type). The five page limit refers only to the proposal itself; the required curriculum vitae and letters can use additional pages.
In the proposal, the candidate should:
a) provide a title and a summary of the research proposed, including information on work done to date.
b) state specific research objectives.
c) describe concisely the method of approach for the proposed research.
d) explain the significance of the proposed research to the field
e) demonstrate the relevance of his or her own background and previous work (as well as the background and previous work of the sponsor).
No interviews will be conducted but additional information may be requested by the review committee.
Stipend: The fellowship is generously funded, providing an annual stipend of 125% of the current NIH level, and fringe benefits (determined by the sponsoring institution), plus operational support of $10,000 and a travel and conference fund of up to $3,500.
Terms of the Award: Awards will be made for two years, with second-year award funding contingent upon satisfactory progress. Fellows must submit progress reports to the Foundation and must be signed by both the Fellow and the Sponsor.
At the completion of the fellowship, Fellows must submit a detailed progress report that includes:
1. A narrative report that includes a summary of research performed during the period of the fellowship and evaluation of the results. The report must also include a statement of future plans and be signed by the Fellow and Sponsor.
2. Two abstracts (one lay and one scientific) of their accomplishments over the term of the award.
3. A bibliography of all publications resulting from the research.
4. A statement indicating how the Revson Fellowship made a difference to the Fellow.
5. An up-to-date curriculum vitae.
6. A statement indicating whether a patent and/or copyright application has been filed or will be submitted as a result of research sponsored by the Revson Foundation award.
After the completion of the Fellowship, fellows are expected to annually update the Foundation regarding their contact information, career details, and achievements.
Sandra K. Masur, PhD
Chair,Committee on Special Awards (CoSA)
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Box 1183, 1 Gustave Levy Place
New York NY 10029-6574