Feb. 04, 2013

Lupus Foundation of America Announces New Career Development Award

Award is Created to Support Clinician-Scientists Transition From Training to Independent Careers in Lupus Research

WASHINGTON--The Lupus Foundation of America is inviting applications for its new Career Development Award to facilitate the professional development of fellows working in the fields of rheumatology, nephrology, and dermatology who are specifically interested in conducting lupus research.

The Career Development Award has been created to support the field at a time when public and private funding opportunities are harder to come by and when those individuals in the early part of their careers must make critical decisions about their future. The award recipient, who can be in the United States or Canada, should be interested in a career as an independent clinician-scientist at an academic, medical, or research institution, with a research program that has a considerable focus on basic, clinical, translational, behavioral, or epidemiological lupus research. The award provides $70,000 in funding each year, for a maximum of two years.

Eligible applicants must hold an M.D. or equivalent degree from an accredited institution, be a U.S. citizen or legal resident of the U.S. at the time of applying, and be a first or second year Fellow in an adult or pediatric fellowship program in rheumatology, nephrology, or dermatology accredited by either the American Council on Graduate Medical Education in the United States or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada.

Applications are now being accepted for the Career Development Award, and the deadline to apply is March 29. Winners could be announced as early as May 10.

Please visit the following website for information on how to apply:

Career Development Awardhttp://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/articlefiles/155-CDA%202013%20RFA%201.15.13%20FINAL.pdf

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