|Post Doctoral Fellowships|
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The PhRMA Foundation Post Doctoral program in health outcomes provides stipend support for individuals engaged in a research training program that will create or extend their credentials in health outcomes. The purpose (intent) of this program is to support post doctoral career development activities of individuals prepared (or preparing) to engage in research that will strengthen representation of health outcomes in schools of pharmacy, medicine, nursing and public health. To accomplish these goals, support will be provided for a two-year period to selected individuals who are beginning careers in health outcomes research and who give promise of outstanding development as researchers.
The intent of the program is to provide support for a person beginning a Post Doctoral program. Applicants are encouraged to apply at the earliest point of their Post Doctoral research period as possible
The application must include a research plan written by the applicant, the mentor's research record, and a description of how the mentored experience will enhance the applicant's career development in health outcomes research. The sponsor (mentor) of the post doctoral program must describe how the goals of the research training program will be accomplished and provide assurance that key collaborating mentors endorse and are willing to support the training plan.
Applications, however good, which do not meet the aims of the program will be disapproved.
Health outcomes research evaluates the value of pharmaceuticals and the value of their outcomes. There is widespread concern about rising healthcare expenditures as well as increasing interest in understanding the impact of new therapies on patient reported outcomes (PROs) such as functional status and quality of life. Because of these new perspectives, choices about new drugs are now based not only on traditional safety and efficacy measures but also on PROs and economic value measures. Decision makers, who include patients, health care providers, government payers, and private payers, may put different weights on measures of drug value. Drug development programs need to include all outcome measures to satisfy the needs of the different decision makers. The PhRMA Foundation, recognizing the need for manpower to perform these outcome analyses, has implemented a program to build manpower in this vital new discipline.
This program provides stipend funding to well-trained graduates from PharmD., M.D., and Ph.D. programs who seek to further develop and refine their research skills through formal postdoctoral training. They must also have a firm commitment from an accredited U.S. university and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Applications are to be submitted via the Foundation website and received by February 1, 2013. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline date.
The award, consisting of a $55,000 annual stipend for up to 2 years, is made to the institution on behalf of the fellow. Awards may be activated beginning July 1, 2013 or on the first day of any month thereafter, up to and including December 1, 2013. The award is intended solely as a stipend and may not be used otherwise. If necessary, the institution may supplement the award to a level that is consistent with other postdoctoral fellowships it currently offers. If the stipend is to be supplemented, indicate the amount. If no supplement is intended, so state this. 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. The second year of this award is contingent upon a progress report approved by the Foundation and submission of a financial report. A final report will be required upon completion of the program. These funds are not transferable.
Post Doctoral Fellowship Application Components
1. General Registration Information