Pre‑Doctoral Summer Fellowship Award Program

Funding Agency:
Scleroderma Foundation

The Summer Fellowship Award Program is designed to recognize PhD students conducting research related to scleroderma. The program will encourage and foster the next generation of researchers by cultivating students’ early interests in working to discover the cause and cure of scleroderma. Students may submit a proposal on research relevant to adult or pediatric scleroderma.

Dr. Arnold Postlethwaite Summer Fellowship
Annually one recipient will be awarded the Dr. Arnold Postlethwaite Summer Fellowship. The endowed memorial fellowship was established by the family of Dr. Arnold Postlethwaite and honor’s his career as a scleroderma specialist and his 22-year relationship with the National Scleroderma Foundation’s Medical & Scientific Advisory Board and support group leader.

Neerja Marwaha Bhagat Research Scholar Fellowship
Each year, one recipient will be honored as the Neerja Marwaha Bhagat Research Scholar in recognition of their drive to discover the cause and cure of scleroderma. The Neerja Marwaha Bhagat Research Scholar Fellowship was established to honor the legacy of a longtime leader of the National Scleroderma Foundation Mid-Atlantic Chapter.

Deadline: April 30, 2024

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to apply, the applicant must meet the following requirements: ▪ Must be a current graduate student in an accredited doctoral (PhD) program in the U.S. ▪ The applicant must still be a current graduate student at the time of award activation. ▪ Medical students are not eligible; however, MD/PhD students in the graduate phase of their education are eligible to apply. ▪ May not hold an MD, PhD, DO, or equivalent terminal degree ▪ Propose a research topic that is relevant to adult or pediatric scleroderma ▪ Must complete research under the direction and mentorship of a sponsor who demonstrates sufficient funding to support the proposed study of the mentee. ▪ Students must devote at least 8 weeks to the project 

Amount

$2,000

Funding Type

Award
Grant

Eligibility

Grad/Prof Students

Category

Medical
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

April 30, 2024