Sun Pharma Fellowship Opportunities
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Sun Pharma/SID Innovation Research Fellowships

DESCRIPTION: The goals of of the Sun Pharma/SID Innovation Research Fellowships are to provide support for meritorious research, to strengthen the research environment of schools, and to expose available young investigators in such environments to meritorious research. Sun Pharma-SID Fellowships will enable qualified scientists to receive support for small-scale research projects-an important step in establishing their independence as an investigator.  

ELIGIBILITY: Fellows from institutions in the United States may apply.

Eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Primary Mentor must be an early stage Independent Investigator and an SID Member (at time of the application and throughout the award period) who has been awarded no more than one R01.
  • Fellows should be within five years of graduating from their terminal degree, or within two years of graduating from a Dermatology residency program.
  • The research project is focused on inflammatory skin disease, skin cancer, or photobiology.
  • The grants are for non-ACGME-accredited fellowship programs. Sun Pharma-SID Research Fellows cannot be in a residency program during the award period.
  • Sun Pharma-SID Research Fellows are expected to devote at least 75 percent of their effort to research during the award period.
  • Sun Pharma-SID Research Fellowships are primarily intended for those who already hold the MD, PhD, or MD/PhD degree.

AWARDS: Fellowship program award funding will be paid to the institution. Two Fellowship awardees will receive a maximum of $50,000 each for two years to support their fellowship stipend. Institutions are to certify that funds will be applied toward stipend, salary and fringe benefits only, and not to be used for any indirect costs. Funds are non-renewable but consecutive applications to support the same fellow for multiple years are allowed. 

TIMELINE: 

January 31, 2018 Application Deadline

April 1, 2018 Notification of 2018 Fellowship Awards

July 1, 2018 Project Period Begins

REVIEW: A committee composed of SID Leaders-experts in Dermatology-will review applications. Fellowship award recipients will be selected based on the strengths of the program, project, mentor, and fellow. 

FORMAT: The online application form is to be completed by fellowship/residency program directors. This form will ask for general information about the program, mentor, and fellow.

The following five items should be uploaded as an individual PDF in the specified fields:

1. Cover Letter from fellowship applicant: Your cover letter must include (in a combined pdf) all of the following information and supporting documentation. Failure to submit complete information may result in your application being ineligible for review.

  • Include the effective dates of the fellowship term (e.g., July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019).
  • letter from the SID early stage Independent Investigator who will serve as Mentor, acknowledging that they are faculty of an accredited medical school, in good standing, and qualified to supervise/train the fellow.
  • Provide a brief summary (1-2 pages) of the fellow applicant's project or research area. 

2. Detailed Budget

  • Using the budget template, provide a breakdown of the stipend, including all direct costs such as fellow salary, fringe benefits, medical malpractice coverage, etc.
  • Requests cannot exceed the net anticipated costs of the fellowship based on (1) all direct costs of sponsoring the fellowship (e.g., fellow’s salary, benefits and medical malpractice coverage) and (2) all direct revenues expected to be generated by the fellow (e.g., Medicare Graduate Medical Education payments, other graduate medical education payments attributable to the fellow, and any professional billing revenues generated by the fellow to the charity’s or affiliate’s benefit).
  • The fellowship cannot be used to underwrite the ordinary operating costs of a qualified recipient, which includes indirect costs of the fellowship/residency program. University overhead charges and fees are considered indirect costs.

3. Curriculum Vitae or NIH Biosketch (not to exceed five pages) required from the following individuals:

  • Mentor
  • Fellow nominee

4. Letter of Endorsement from Mentor: Provide a letter of endorsement from the mentor of the nominated fellow. Include a description of how the mentor will support the fellow. 

5. Program Information: Provide a written description of the fellowship program along with any other existing promotional information that describes the research project/established accredited program. 

Society for Investigative Dermatology
526 Superior Avenue East, Suite 340
Cleveland, Ohio 4411
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Tel: 216.579.9300
Fax: 216.579.9333

sid@sidnet.org

The SID mission is to advance the sciences relevant to skin disease through education,

advocacy and scholarly exchange of scientific information.