Request for proposals: Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Research

The ASBMB headquarters received a request for proposals from amfAR today that likely will be of interest to the community. It’s for the Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Research, which provide $150,000 for two years of postdoctoral HIV research. We’ll share a few excerpts from the request below.  Read the full request on amfAR’s website.

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 non-profit 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)

Applicant Eligibility and Qualifications
Applicants must:

  • Hold a research or clinical doctorate completed between three and six years prior to April 14, 2016*
  • Be affiliated with a nonprofit research institution anywhere in the world
  • Be positioned to secure an independent research position no later than March 2019
  • 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.
  • Propose a line of research that indicates the applicant is ready to become intellectually independent of the mentor.
  • Be the first author on significant publications in leading peer-reviewed journals
  • Have made oral and poster presentations at major scientific conferences and meetings
    *The three to six year period for applicants who have earned only an M.D./M.D. Ph.D. begins with the date they finished their internship.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, the first step is to request credentials for the grant’s Web portal and the official forms and instructions. The deadline for such requests is 12:30 p.m. May 10.

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