Organogenesis/PTSP Fellowship Announcement
Application Deadline – April 11, 2011
The Center for Organogenesis and MICHR (Michigan Institute of Clinical & Health Research) have partnered to award a dedicated postdoctoral award each year to a qualified individual pursuing a research project in translational organogenesis. This fellowship will be awarded through the Postdoctoral Translational Scholars Program (PTSP) – a multidisciplinary career development program supported by MICHR, designed to prepare individuals with a Ph.D. degree for independent careers in translational research.
Individuals with Ph.D. degrees who are interested in obtaining additional training in translational organogenesis are encouraged to apply for this unique funding opportunity. The fellowship will provide trainees with a $100,000 career development award to be utilized over 2 years ($50,000/year).
This training program will be tailored based on the individual’s unique needs, but will include the opportunity to pursue a variety of educational offerings such as a clinical immersion experience, didactic course work in regulation sciences and research ethics, biostatistics and/or specialty electives relating to their field of interest. Individuals will be required to complete a translational research practicum in Organogenesis. All individuals will have a cross-disciplinary mentoring team designed to assist them with their career development and translational project. Award funding can be used to support stipend, course work, and/or research activities. Scholars will be expected to commit 50 to 70% of full time effort to the program.
The Organogenesis PTSP Program is designed to accelerate career progression in translational research for basic scientists who have demonstrated a commitment to translational research. The successful applicant for the Organogenesis PTSP will demonstrate evidence of one or more of the following attributes: 1) Engagement in the Center for Organogenesis; 2) Participation in an interdisciplinary working group of two or more labs focused on organ specific research; 3) Interaction with one of the UMHS Destination Programs or similar clinical programs aligned along an organ system theme.
The program will be open to individuals who have completed a Ph.D. in any of the basic sciences who aspire to develop a career in translational research. Candidates must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent U.S. Residents.
Additional information and application materials can be found on the PTSP website: http://www.michr.umich.edu/ptsp/
When applying, please indicate you are applying for an "Organogenesis Fellowship”,April 11, 2011.