The FSR Fellowship Program is designed to increase clinicians and researcher involvement, engagement, and commitment within the sarcoidosis field. The FSR Clinical and Research Fellowship Program is a two-year funding opportunity at an academic center, clinic, or hospital specifically in the area of sarcoidosis. The Fellowship provides an opportunity to develop specialized skills and gain experience in clinical and/or basic science settings directly within the field of sarcoidosis, and contribute directly to advancing knowledge within the field and medical care for patients.

Fellowship Specifics:

  • FSR Sarcoidosis Fellowship Program is open to current MD/DO fellows, residents, and those that do not currently hold a junior faculty appointment.
  • FSR will fund two fellowships each for a 1-2 year period. Total funding is $125,000 per year per fellow ($250,000 per Fellow per two-year period).
  • Funding will be provided directly to the hosting institute in one annual payment for each year. Funding does not allow overhead.
  • As funded by FSR, host will provide stipend or salary for a year, at a locally competitive rate, payable directly to the Fellow.
  • There is no obligation by a potential Host Institution to make an offer or by a Fellow to accept an employment offer beyond the Fellowship agreement.

Application requirements:

For applicants seeking a fellowship position:

  • Mentor’s Letter of Support (LOS)
  • Current CV
  • Personal Statement (not exceeding one page) – address why you wish to pursue sarcoidosis training and explain any interruptions in your education or training.
  • Research plan (not exceeding two pages) – outline of your background and specific aims and methodology for the research project. Include the training plan and fellowship goals.

For institutions/mentors seeking a Sarcoidosis Fellow:

  • Institutional Letter of Support (LOS) – can be from Division/Department Head

Reporting requirements:

  • Quarterly Report: At the end of each quarter, the Fellow and Preceptor will send a quarterly report of activities, and the Preceptor will send a financial report to The FSR Clinical and Research Fellowship Program Manager. Periodic evaluations of the Fellow should be sent to The FSR Clinical and Research Fellowship Program Coordinator.
  • Annual Report and Evaluation: All Fellows and Host Preceptors will participate in a colloquium reporting on the experience. This sharing of experiences will help FSR, the host institutions, and the Fellows evaluate the effectiveness of the program and identify possible improvements.

Any resulting publications should acknowledge the support of the host institution and FSR.

Timeline for Applicants:

  • Nov 30, 2017 — All Applications Due
  • Nov 30 – Dec 15, 2017 — Review
  • Dec 15, 2017 – Decision Notification
  • Dec 15, 2017 – Jan 15, 2018 – Host Institute/FSR Agreement Process and Funding Payment
  • July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2020 — Fellow will be at Host Institution

Application and Contact:

FSR offers three distinct types of applications. For all types, please complete the application below. If you are unsure of what type of application which you should complete or have questions or concerns, please contact FSR Research Manager Noopur Singh at noopur@stopsarcoidosis.org or 312-341-0500.