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Charles Revson Foundation




Internal Deadline: March (based on previous deadline)

External Deadline: April

****Please note: The following is  provided for your reference only as the sponsor does not have a website.

General Information: 

The Fellowship: The Charles H. Revson Foundation is pleased to announce a  two-year fellowship program for NYC's most promising third- and fourth-year post-doctoral researchers in the biomedical sciences. The program is designed to meet two pressing concerns: the need for additional sources of support for the third and fourth years of post-doctoral work, and the improvement and strengthening of science and scientific research in New York City.

Candidates must apply for the fellowships under the guidance of a Sponsor - a scientist (tenured, tenure-track, or equivalent position) capable of providing mentorship to the Fellows. The Sponsor should be actively engaged in the planning, execution, and supervision of the proposed research and should encourage the Fellow to report the results of the research in scientific journals and meetings.

Fellows may be engaged in experimental basic or clinical research in any area of the biomedical sciences. Up to six fellowships will be awarded each year, determined by the quality of applications as judged by a panel of expert reviewers.

Only candidates who have already spent two years engaged in postdoctoral research at one of the NYC universities, hospitals, or research institutions (listed below) are eligible. Candidates must be continuing at the institution where they have already been conducting research for two years.

Eligibility: The program is open to outstanding researchers entering their third year of post-doctoral training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University; Columbia University School of Medicine; Downstate Medical College; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Research Center; Mount Sinai School of Medicine; New York University Medical School; The Rockefeller University; and Weill-Cornell Medical School.

To be eligible, candidates must:

-- have completed one or more of the following degrees or its equivalent: M.D., Ph.D., and have already completed two years in a laboratory doing postdoctoral training in basic biomedical research. Candidates will have entered his or her period of postdoctoral training between June 1, 20XX and August 31, 20XX.

-- be working under the guidance of a Sponsor - a scientist (tenured, tenure-track, or equivalent position) capable of providing mentorship to the Fellow. The Sponsor should be actively engaged in the planning, execution, and supervision of the proposed research and should encourage the Fellow to report the results of the research in scientific journals and meetings.

-- be a U.S. citizen or legal resident in the United States. Candidates need not be permanent residents. Foreign applicants are required to obtain appropriate visa documentation, as required by U.S. Immigration, valid for the course of the fellowship.

Applying to the Program:  

Candidates cannot apply directly to the program. Rather, they should, with the endorsement of their Sponsor, submit their applications to the Director of Fellowships at their own institutions.

Each institution may nominate up to two candidates for the fellowship. Nominations should be forwarded to the Revson Foundation by XXXX. Fellowships will be announced by XXXX; the fellowship will be begin on XXXX.

The Application: Applications should include the candidate's complete curriculum vitae and bibliography; the sponsor's curriculum vitae (or biographical sketch in NIH format) and bibliography; a letter of recommendation written by the sponsor; and a research proposal of no more than five pages (1.5 spaced in 12-point type). The five page limit refers only to the application itself; the required CVs and letters can use additional pages. A signature page, attached to this proposal, should be submitted for each candidate as well.  Applications may be submitted by email (in pdf format), regular mail, or fax. In the proposal, the candidate should:

a) provide a summary of the research proposed, including information on work done to date.

b) state specific research objectives.

c) describe concisely the method of approach for the proposed research.

d) explain the significance of the proposed research to the field.

e) demonstrate the relevance of his or her own background and previous work (as well as the background and previous work of the sponsor).

No interviews will be conducted but additional information may be requested by the review committee.

Stipend: The fellowship is generously funded, providing an annual stipend of 125% of the current NIH level, and fringe benefits (determined by the sponsoring institution), plus operational support of $10,000 and a travel and conference fund of up to $3,500.

Terms of the Award: Awards will be made for two years, with second-year award funding contingent upon satisfactory progress. Fellows must submit progress reports to the Foundation at the end of the 11th month of funding (XXXX). Progress reports must be signed by both the Fellow and the Sponsor.

At the completion of the fellowship, Fellows must submit a detailed progress report that includes:

1. A detailed progress report that includes a summary of research performed during the period of the fellowship and evaluation of the results. The report must also include a statement of future plans and be signed by the Fellow and Sponsor.

2. Two abstracts (one lay and one scientific) of their accomplishments over the term of the award.

3. A bibliography of all publications resulting from the research.

4. A statement indicating how the Revson Fellowship made a difference to the Fellow.

5. An up-to-date curriculum vitae.

6. A statement indicating whether a patent and/or copyright application has been filed or will be submitted as a result of research sponsored by the Revson Foundation award.

Note to the organizations: Please submit nominations:

By mail:
Charles H. Revson Senior Fellows in Biomedical Science Program
c/o Charles H. Revson Foundation
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

By fax:
Fax: (212) 688-0633

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