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The PhRMA Foundation Sabbatical Fellowship in Informatics provides stipend support for individuals engaged in a multidisciplinary research training program that will create or extend their credentials in informatics. The purpose (intent) of this program is to enable faculty with active research programs to work outside of their home institution for periods of six months to one year to learn new skills or develop new collaborations that will enhance their research and research training capabilities in informatics.
Matching funds must be provided by the home institution.
Applicants are expected to engage in multidisciplinary research that supports career development of scientists engaged in computational and experimental research to integrate cutting edge information technology with advanced biological, chemical, and pharmacological sciences in:
Preference will be given to those individuals whose research combines novel computational methods with experimental validation. Emphasis will be placed on the development of new informatics technologies that demonstrate the translation of genomic data into an elucidation and understanding of biological and disease processes.
The applicant and mentor of the program must describe how the multidisciplinary goals of the research experiential program will be accomplished and provide assurance that key collaborating mentors endorse and are willing to support the plan.
Eligible applicants must (1) hold a PhD or MD degree in a field of study logically or functionally related to the proposed post doctoral activities, (2) hold a faculty appointment that imparts eligibility for a sabbatical leave from their home institution, (3) have institutional approval of a sabbatical plan that includes partial salary that matches the PhRMA stipend, (4) hold an endorsement from a mentor who agrees to sponsor the applicants visiting scientist activity, and (5) be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Applications are to be submitted via the Foundation website and received by September 1, 2014. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline date.
Provides up to $40,000 stipend support for mid-career scientists to engage in an academic year or calendar year experiential program intended to redirect their core research focus to an area of emerging importance to pharmaceutical research and development. The program provides no other subsidies (travel, tuition, fringe benefit costs, etc.) and indirect costs to the institution are not provided. It is expected that the fellowship will be administered in accordance with the prevailing policies and procedures of the institution. Successful applicants will have approval for a sabbatical leave from their home institution, and a commitment to host their experience from a research mentor in an environment other than the applicant’s home institution. These funds are not transferable.
NOTE: Awards may be activated beginning January 1, 2015 or on the first day of any month thereafter, up to and including December 1, 2015.
Sabbatical Fellowship Application Components
1. General Registration Information