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Dupont-Warren Fellowship Award 2012-2013

Available through the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, this award will provide a fellowship stipend for one year, effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. Historically, 3-4 awards are made annually.

Award

In keeping with the intentions of the donor to create opportunities for advanced study and research in Psychiatry, and to serve as a bridge between clinical training and the development of a research career, full-time stipends at the level of a PGY-5 will be awarded to eligible applicants (the 2011-2012 stipend was $65,225). A full-time award is considered to represent at least 80% effort. To allow increased flexibility with respect to project time-course, the Committee will consider a request to extend an award over two years at half-time (50%) effort, providing that the applicant and mentor provide a clear rationale and information on the applicant's other half-time activities. The award will also cover 25% of the fringe benefits at the fellow’s institution.

Further, to promote research development, half-time stipends at the equivalent of a half-time PGY-4 stipend may be awarded for use in the PGY-4 year. Review criteria for these half-time stipends will focus primarily on the training plan, quality and extent of mentoring, and the candidate’s potential to develop into a clinician-scientist.

In the event that a Dupont-Warren Fellow receives an NIH Career Development Award or some other significant award, the fellow will be asked to relinquish the remaining portion of their Fellowship at the time the NIH or other award begins.

It is expected that recipients will update the Research Committee by submitting a brief summary of progress statement on their funded research projects at six months and a final written report at twelve months.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for an award:
  1. MD degree at a clinical level of PGY-4 or higher in the Department of Psychiatry at time of application for a full stipend
  2. MD degree at a PGY-3 level in the Department of Psychiatry at time of application for stipend paid at half the PGY IV rate
  3. No more than three years have passed since the end of clinical training
  4. Cannot hold a faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry of Assistant Professor or higher during fellowship period

Application Process

One hard copy original and one electronic copy (emailed to - linda_messier@hms.harard.edu) must be sent to Linda Messier, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, 401 Park Drive – 2 East, Boston, MA 02215, by Friday, December 2, 2011 at 2:00 pm. The following six items must be present in the application to be considered for the fellowship award:

  1. A cover letter, not to exceed two pages, from the applicant explaining how the Fellowship year will fit into his/her upcoming career plans. The letter should also describe any past or current research experience and committed or pending external funding.
  2. A current curriculum vitae in the current Harvard format (http://cv.hms.harvard.edu/). Although the Harvard format does not allow the listing of submitted papers, please add these along with the name of the journal to which the manuscript was submitted.
  3. A Research Plan. This should include (a) brief abstract not to exceed 150 words, (b) description of the specific aims of the project, (c) background and significance of the proposed research project, (d) description of the research design, (e) description of methods, (f) discussion of proposed analyses to be used in the project, and (g) timeline for completing the project during the fellowship year. The Research Plan has an absolute limit of 4 pages, single-spaced, with standard type size of 15 characters per inch (using Arial or Times New Roman 11 font). One extra page will be allowed for a listing of referenced literature. Appendices will not be accepted.
  4. A Listing of other research resources available to support the project (e.g., supplies, technical assistance, diagnostic laboratory tests).
  5. Support from the Fellow’s faculty mentor is an important factor in the evaluation of the application. The Mentor’s Statement must address the following: (a) goals of the project; (b) expected level of participation of the applicant; (c) availability of funds to support the project; (d) mentor’s role in facilitating the fellow’s development in research and completion of the project; (e) extent to which the proposal was conceived, designed, and written by the applicant; (f) how this fellowship year will contribute to the career development of the applicant; and (g) feasibility of completing the project during the fellowship year.
  6. A letter from the head of the sponsoring hospital department which needs to include a statement of willingness to assume the cost of fringe benefits.

Summary of Fellowship Requirements

  1. Only MD’s at PGY-4 level or above in the Department of Psychiatry are eligible for full stipends; MD’s at PGY-3 level are eligible for stipends paid at half the PGY IV rate.
  2. 25% of fellow’s institution’s fringe benefits can be paid by the fellowship; the remainder of fringe benefits (and indirect costs) must be funded by the sponsoring institution.
  3. One hard copy original and one electronic copy (emailed to - linda_messier@hms.harvard.edu) of the application must be sent to Linda Messier, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, 401 Park Drive – 2 East, Boston, MA 02215, by Friday, December 2, 2011 at 2:00 pm; awards will be announced in late January, 2012.
  4. Incomplete applications or those received by fax, will not be considered or returned.

Mentor’s Statement

printable version of the mentor's statement

For further information, contact Linda Messier @ (617) 384-8998 or Linda_Messier@hms.harvard.edu

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Kaplen Fellowship on Depression 2012-2013

Available through the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, this award will provide a fellowship stipend for one year, effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. Historically, 1-2 fellowships have been awarded annually.

Award

This notice calls to your attention the availability of the Kaplen Fellowship on Depression Award for the academic year beginning July 1, 2012. The Kaplen Fellowship was endowed specifically to support training in research on depression and allied affective disorders. Funds are to be used solely for salary support not to exceed a full-time stipend paid at the level of a PGY-5 (the 2010-2011 stipend was $65,225). A full-time award is considered to represent at least 80% effort. To allow increased flexibility with respect to project time-course, the Committee will consider a request to extend an award over two years at half-time (50%) effort, providing that the applicant and mentor provide a clear rationale and information on the applicant's other half-time activities. The award will also cover 25% of the fringe benefits at the fellow’s institution. Applicants must have an MD and/or PhD degree in the Department of Psychiatry and must not be more than three years past the completion of training at the time of the application. Applications will also be considered from young investigators who have achieved faculty status of Instructor, but not from those holding the rank of Assistant Professor.

Further, to promote research development, half-time stipends at the equivalent of a half-time PGY-4 stipend may be awarded for use in the PGY-4 year. Review criteria for these half-time stipends will focus primarily on the training plan, quality and extent of mentoring, and the candidate’s potential to develop into a clinician-scientist.

A Kaplen Fellow who receives an NIH Career Development Award, or some other significant award, will be asked to relinquish the remaining portion of their Fellowship at the time the NIH or other award begins. It is expected that recipients will update the Research Committee by submitting a brief summary of progress statement on their funded research projects at six months and a final written report at twelve months.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for an award:
  1. MD degree (at PGY-4 level or higher) and/or PhD degree and be a member of the HMS Department of Psychiatry at time of application
  2. MD degree at a PGY-3 level in the Department of Psychiatry at time of application for a half-time stipend at the PGY-4 level
  3. No more than three years have passed since the end of clinical training
  4. Cannot hold a faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry of Assistant Professor or higher during fellowship period

Application Process

One hard copy original and one electronic copy (via email to - linda_messier@hms.harvard.edu) of the application must be sent to the office of Linda Messier, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, 401 Park Drive – 2 East, Boston, MA 02215, by Friday, December 2, 2011, at 2:00 pm. The following six items must be present in the application to be considered for the fellowship award:
  1. A cover letter, not to exceed two pages, from the applicant explaining how the Fellowship year will fit into his/her upcoming career plans. The letter should also describe any past or current research experience and committed or pending external funding.
  2. A current curriculum vitae in the current Harvard format (http://cv.hms.harvard.edu) . Although the Harvard format does not allow the listing of submitted papers, please list these along with the name of the journal to which the manuscript was submitted.
  3. A Research Plan. This should include (a) brief abstract not to exceed 150 words, (b) description of the specific aims of the project, (c) background and significance of the proposed research project, (d) description of the research design, (e) description of methods, (f) discussion of proposed analyses to be used in the project, and (g) timeline for completing the project during the fellowship year. The Research Plan has an absolute limit of 4 pages, single spaced, with standard type size of 15 characters per inch (using Arial or Times New Roman 11 font). One extra page will be allowed for a listing of referenced literature. Appendices will not be accepted.
  4. A listing of other research resources available to support the project (e.g., supplies, technical assistance, diagnostic laboratory tests).
  5. Support from the Fellow’s faculty mentor is an important factor in the evaluation of the application. The Mentor's Statement must address each of the following points: (a) goals of the projects; (b) unexpected level of participation of the applicant; (c) availability of funds to support the project; (d) mentor’s role in facilitating the fellow’s development in research and completion of the project; (e) extent to which the proposal was conceived, designed, and written by the applicant; and (f) how this fellowship year will contribute to the career development of the applicant; and (g) feasibility of completing the project during the fellowship year.
  6. A letter from the head of the sponsoring hospital department including a statement of willingness to assume the cost of fringe benefits not paid by the Fellowship.

Summary of Fellowship Requirements

  1. MDs and/or PhDs in the Department of Psychiatry are eligible.
  2. One hard copy original and one electronic copy (via email to - linda_messier@hms.harvard.edu)) of the application must be sent to Linda Messier, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, 401 Park Drive – 2 East, Boston, MA 02215, before 2:00 pm, Friday, December 2, 2011; awards will be announced in late January, 2012.
  3. Incomplete applications or those received by fax, will not be considered or returned.

Mentor’s Statement

printable version of the mentor's statement

For further information, contact Linda Messier @ (617) 384-8998 or Linda_Messier@hms.harvard.edu

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Livingston Fellowship Award 2012-2013

Available through the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, this award will underwrite research expenses, travel expenses, or equipment for one year, effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.

Award

In keeping with the intentions of the donor to provide support of beginning investigators in psychiatric research, annual awards will be made in the range of $2,000 to $10,000 (the average award is $3,000-$5,000 with 5-7 awards made each year) and no indirect costs may be charged to this award. It is expected that recipients will update the Research Committee by submitting a brief summary of progress statement on their funded research projects at six months and final written report at twelve months.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for an award:
  1. MD and/or PhD degree and be a member of the HMS Department of Psychiatry at time of application with plan for continuation of advanced training
  2. Fellow status preferred at time of application, but not more than Instructor level for one year prior to application permitted

Application Process

One hard copy original and one electronic copy (via email to - linda_messier@hms.harvard.edu) of the application must be sent to the office of Linda Messier, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, 401 Park Drive – 2 East, Boston, MA 02215 by Friday, December 2, 2011 at 2:00 pm. Combined applications for Dupont-Warren/Kaplen and Livingston Fellowships are permitted. The following six items must be present in the application to be considered for the Livingston Award:
  1. A cover letter, not to exceed two pages, from the applicant explaining how the Fellowship year will fit into his/her upcoming career plans. The letter should also describe any past or current research experience and committed or pending external funding.
  2. A current curriculum vitae in the current Harvard format. Although the Harvard format does not allow the listing of submitted papers, please add these along with the name of the journal to which the manuscript was submitted.
  3. A Research Plan. This should include (a) brief abstract not to exceed 150 words, (b) description of the specific aims of the project, (c) background and significance of the proposed research project, (d) description of the research design, (e) description of methods, (f) discussion of proposed analyses to be used in the project, and (g) timeline for completing the project during the fellowship year. The Research Plan has an absolute limit of 4 pages, single spaced, with standard type size of 15 characters per inch (using Arial or Times New Roman 11 font). One extra page will be allowed for a listing of referenced literature. Appendices will not be accepted.
  4. Support from the Fellow’s faculty mentor is an important factor in the evaluation of the application. The Mentor’s Statement must be completed. It must specifically address each of the following points: a) the goals of the projects; b) the expected level of participation of the applicant; c) the availability of funds to support the project; d) how the mentor will facilitate the fellow’s development in research and completion of the project; e) the extent to which the proposal was conceived, designed, and written by the applicant; and f) how this fellowship year will contribute to the career development of the applicant.
  5. A completed Budget Page, specifying how the award will be utilized, with a brief justification for each item. If support for equipment or travel is requested, the mentor must initial the Budget Page to indicate the mentor’s willingness to provide 50% of the costs of these items. Additionally, if salary support is requested for a research assistant, the applicant must specify the tasks to be done by the research assistant and the tasks to be done by the applicant.
  6. A listing of other research support available to the applicant.

Summary of Fellowship Requirements

  1. MDs and/or PhDs in the Department of Psychiatry are eligible for non-salary support
  2. One hard copy original and one electronic copy (via email to - linda_messier@hms.harvard.edu) of the application must be sent to Linda Messier, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, 401 Park Drive – 2 East, Boston, MA 02215, on or before Friday, December 2, 2011 by 2:00 pm; awards will be announced in late January, 2012.
  3. Incomplete applications or those received by fax, will not be considered or returned

Livingston Fellowship Budget Page

printable version of the budget page

Mentor’s Statement

printable version of the mentor's statement

For further information, contact Linda Messier @ (617) 384-8998 or Linda_Messier@hms.harvard.edu

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