Entries for the Parker B. Francis Fellowship are now accepted. This fellowship will support research program in the area of clinical and basic scientists embarking on careers in clinical, laboratory or translational science related to Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. A range of interesting benefits will be granted to the winning fellows. To apply, the application packet must be submitted no later than 16 October 2017.
The Parker B. Francis Fellowship provides research support to clinical and basic scientists embarking on careers in clinical, laboratory or translational science related to Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at a U.S. or Canadian university or research institution. Parker B. Francis Fellowship grants are awarded to institutions for the purpose of providing stipends, fringe benefits and modest travel expenses in support of qualified post-doctoral fellows or newly appointed assistant professors.
About the Sponsor(s)
Parker B. Francis, founder of the Puritan-Bennett Company, established a foundation bearing his name in 1951. Parker B. Francis Fellowship Program, a national postdoctoral study in pulmonary research was inaugurated in 1975.
The total budget for individuals starting a PBF Fellowship in 2018 is limited to $50,000 for the first year, $52,000 for the second and $54,000 for the third.
Level and Area of Studies
Research program on clinical and basic scientists embarking on careers in clinical, laboratory or translational science related to Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.
Place of Study
In the U.S.A and Canada.
Eligibility and Criteria
To be eligible, all applicants must meet all of the qualifications as follow:
- Scientists holding a relevant doctoral degree (e.g., M.D., Ph.D., Sc.D, D.V.M,, Dr. P.H.) who are embarking on a career in clinical, laboratory or translational science related to Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at a U.S. or Canadian university or research institution
- A citizen or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada or have a permanent residency application on file at the time of application with the U.S. or Canadian Immigration Services
- A Ph.D. or other non-M.D. scientist no more than seven years beyond completion of their doctoral degree or an M.D. scientist no more than seven years beyond clinical training (i.e., residency, internship, clinical fellowship) at the time of application.
- Candidates with greater than seven years since the doctoral degree require approval for continued training from the Scientific Director of the PBF Fellowship Program.
- Applicants must be approved by their department to apply for the PBF Fellowship. Institutions may have no more than three Parker B. Francis Fellows in a single department at a given time, a department may submit no more than two applications annually, and a mentor may only sponsor one application annually.
- Individuals are not eligible for a PBF Fellowship if, at the time of application, they are or have been principal investigator on an NIH K or R series research award or other nationally competitive research award at a comparable level.
- PBF Fellows in the second or third year of their Fellowship, who receive an NIH K or R series award or similar grant, may request approval to retain the Fellowship and to reallocate a portion of the Fellowship salary support to supplies or other research costs.
- PBF Fellows are required to have at least 75 percent of their time available for research
Only the U.S. and Canadian scholars are invited to apply.
The detail instruction of the application procedure at the website and application link below.
17 October 2016.