The 2021-2023 FSR Fellowship Grant application is now open!

This opportunity is made possible by support from Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.

Fellowship Eligibility Criteria

  • FSR will fund fellowships for a two-year period. Total funding is $75,000 per year per fellow ($150,000 per Fellow over a two-year period).
    • Applicant must include a detailed budget, as well as a budget justification.
  • Applicants must provide a personal statement which includes their career development plan as well as a description of their career goals relating to a long-term commitment to sarcoidosis research and clinical care.
  • Fellow and Mentor’s NIH Biosketch must be included in submission
  • The funding, restricted to the compensation package of the Fellow, will be provided directly to the hosting institute in two payments 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.
  • Applicants may be either U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or non-U.S. citizens. International applicants must have the ability to obtain the appropriate visas, as applicable.
    • Fellowships currently only allowed at US institutions.
    • Applicants must include description of institutional environment and demonstrate the institutions commitment to training.
  • Applicants must include their research project summary.
  • Letter of recommendations must be included, as well as a letter of support from mentor. If mentor is the one applying, any fellows working on the project or wish to work on the project, must include a personal letter.
  • Applicants may submit only one grant application per fellowship cycle
  • Applicants must submit proof of IRB submission or IRB approval before funding is provided.
  • All applications must follow NIH Fellowship Grant formatting and page limit guidelines, where applicable.

Allowable Costs

Budget Expenditures- Direct Cost Only

Salaries *mentor efforts are NOT covered

Fellow (80-100% effort requested) salary + fringe benefits

Materials and Supplies

This can include cell reagents, arrays, kits, and other lab supplies. Categories must be detailed and explained when supplying the budget. If research includes animals, budget should include number of animals expected to be used, price for the animals, and per diem for animal care, as well as details on the length of time the animals will be used for.

 

2020-2021 Timeline for Applicants

February 26 Deadline for applications

 February 26 – April 30 Review

May 2021 Decision Notification

May – June 30 Host Institute/FSR Agreement Process and Funding Payment

July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2023 Fellowship at Host Institution

2020-2022 Fellowship Program Awardee(s):

Liao Shu-Yi, National Jewish Health- Mentored by Dr. Lisa Maier

  • An omics precision medicine approach to explore the susceptibility and phenotypes of sarcoidosis

2018 -2020 Fellowship Program Awardee(s):

Dr. Ozioma Chioma, Vanderbilt University Medical Center- Mentored by Dr. Wonder Drake

  • Microbiome and transcriptomic analysis of sarcoidosis pulmonary biopsies aiming to signify disease outcome.

Dr. Lori Garman, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation- Mentored by Dr. Courtney Montgomery

  • Studying how genetic and environmental factors affect immune cells that possibly predispose individuals to sarcoidosis.

Dr. Changwan Ryu, Yale University – Mentored by Dr. Erica Herzog

  • Understanding the racial disparities of sarcoidosis by elucidating the mechanistic relationship between innate immune mechanisms driven by DNA derived from mitochondria (mtDNA) and clinical phenotypes

Dr. Bryan Young, Yale University – Mentored by Dr. Edward Miller

  • Novel patient-centered research in imaging and biomarkers of cardiac and thoracic sarcoidosis

FSR Fellowship Grant Contact:

For questions regarding our Fellowship Grant, please contact FSR Research Coordinator Tamara Al-Hakim at tamara@stopsarcoidosis.org or 312-341-0500.