Office of Grant Support

Lilly Innovation Fellowship Award

Internal Deadline:  January, 2013 
External Deadline: March 15, 2013

Please note: The following is  provided for your reference only as the sponsor's website
does not specifically address this program.


The College of Medicine has been invited to nominate up to two candidates for consideration of the Lilly Innovation Fellowship Award. Provides up to four years of salary, benefits and limited travel support.


From the Invitation Letter:

Recognizing that many post-doctoral training programs have not always prepared young scientists for the full cross section of job opportunities available to them (academia, industry, biotech/start-up, government, not-for-profit research), Lilly has designed this program to broaden a post-doctoral scientist’s training experience. Key to the success of this program will be the establishment of a true academic-industry training partnership where a post-doctoral fellow and their academic mentor are paired with a Lilly scientist who serves as an industry mentor.

The two mentors work together for the benefit of the post-doctoral trainee. As part of the LIFA program, the post-doctoral fellow will typically work at both the academic institution and at a Lilly research site (typically spending the second half of the post-doctoral training at Lilly), and would have access to Lilly scientists and technologies to enable the proposed post-doctoral research plan.




Einstein is eligible to nominate two candidates for this award.


To qualify for consideration, the LIFA applicant must be within 6 years of having received his/her PhD, MD or equivalent degree, and must have an academic post-doctoral mentor at your institution.

Recent doctoral graduates may apply provided they complete their doctoral degree by August 1, 2012 and have obtained the commitment of an academic post-doctoral mentor in your School who will support them in their application process.


If selected to receive a LIFA fellowship, the applicant must begin their post-doctoral appointment at your academic institution and be available to accept the LIFA award and be on-boarded as a LIFA post-doctoral scientist no later than September 1, 2013.







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