The Francis Family Foundation has a fellowship opportunity for outstanding investigators who plan careers in pulmonary research. The Parker B. Francis Fellowship supports young postdoctoral fellows and newly appointed assistant professors as they make the transition to independent, self-supporting, faculty members by providing stipends, fringe benefits, and modest travel expenses. The purpose of the award is to enable recipients to devote the major part of their professional effort to research related to pulmonary disease and lung biology. The total budget for individuals starting a Fellowship in 2011 is limited to $50,000 for the first year, $52,000 for the second and $54,000 for the third. These totals include a stipend plus fringe benefits and may include travel to a maximum of $2,000 per year.
Please note that this opportunity is limited at the department level. Institutions may have only two Parker B. Francis Fellows in the same department at a given time. Therefore, a department with a current Parker B. Francis Fellow may submit one application for an award this funding cycle. In addition, a department may submit no more than one application annually. Most successful candidates have two-to-five years of research experience at the time of fellowship application. Candidates are expected to have participated as an author on a minimum of two or three research publications.
Applications for the Parker B. Francis Fellowship are due October 12, 2010. To submit an application, please contact your department chair. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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