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Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Research
The goal of amfAR’s Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Research is to:
- Facilitate the exceptional postdoctoral researcher’s transition to an independent career in HIV/AIDS research within an academic institution or nonprofit organization
- Support two years of postdoctoral basic biomedical research (phase I)
- Provide the possibility of one additional year of research funding during the first year of an independent research position (phase II)
- Request Instructions and Portal log-in (REQUIRED) June 7, 2018
- LOI Submission - June 11, 2018
- Hold a research or clinical doctorate completed between three and six years prior to May 3, 2018*
- Be positioned to secure an independent research position no later than March 2021
- Be the first author on significant publications in leading peer-reviewed journals
- Propose a line of research sufficiently distinct from the mentor’s own research that it indicates future independence
- Have made oral and poster presentations at major scientific conferences and meetings
- Be affiliated with a nonprofit research institution anywhere in the world
- Be mentored by an experienced investigator at the same institution who: (a) is qualified to oversee the proposed research; (b) has successfully supervised postdoctoral fellows; and (c) is at the associate professor level or higher.
*The three- to six-year eligibility window starts from the date the most recent doctoral degree was completed. E.g., the window for Ph.D. candidates starts from the date of successful dissertation defense; the window for M.D., Ph.D. candidates starts with the most recent of the internship completion or successful dissertation defense dates.
- Maximum Funding: $150,000 including maximum 10% indirect costs
- Salary support is allowed for fellow only at a maximum of $100,000 for the two-year period; percent effort on the fellowship project must be at least 85%; additional funds needed to support salary for effort at that level must come from other non-project specific sources available to the institution.
- The balance of direct costs is available to support research costs, fringe benefits, and employer taxes
- The grantee Institution is required to provide funds or in-kind support to enhance the career development of the fellow (CFAR development funds; mentoring program; reduced-rate use of core facilities; etc.). The Institution must provide support for attendance at an NIH grant-writing workshop, or a similar training activity approved in advance by amfAR,
- Phase II funding for an additional $50,000 may be approved, at a later date, to support basic biomedical HIV/AIDS research costs during the first 12 months of an independent research position at any US or international nonprofit research institution.
- Phase II funding must start no later than six months following the end of the phase I period.