American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation/Amgen Rheumatology Fellowship Training Award
Application, format and submission requirement: All applications must be submitted electronically via the ACR REF Web site by 5:00 pm ET August 1, 2012. To submit your application, visit www.rheumatology.org/REF for a link to the online application. Please use 1 inch margins and Arial 11 point font for all documents submitted as part of your application and avoid jargon and abbreviations. Additional information concerning our awards and grants program is available at www.rheumatology.org/REF, or by contacting the REF at email@example.com or (404) 633-3777.
Awards and Grants Policies: All applicants and award recipients must abide by REF Awards and Grants Policies at all times. A list of current policies is available at www.rheumatology.org/REF.
Review of applications: Applications will not be blinded for the review process. Any perception of conflict of interest for reviewers will be eliminated during this time. Only applications that are complete and received by the deadline will be reviewed. It is the applicant’s responsibility to review their completed application for errors and to ensure that it adheres to the application instructions. Applicants are responsible for submitting all required application documents prior to the deadline.
Notification and funding: Applicants will be notified as to the status of their award in December. If there is a citizenship requirement, proof of citizenship will be requested at the time of notification. Funding will begin in July 2013.
The purpose of the ACR REF/Amgen Rheumatology Fellowship Training Award is to help ensure a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to provide competent clinical care to those affected by rheumatic diseases.
Only training directors at ACGME-accredited institutions in good standing may apply. The rheumatology fellowship training program director at the institution will be responsible for the selection and appointment of trainees to the fellowship training award and for the overall direction, management and administration of the program. This award is granted to support one year of clinical training, which is not restricted to the first year of training. Multiple applications from a single institution will not be permitted unless they are for separate training programs (e.g., adult and peds rheum).
The trainee must be a citizen or non-citizen national of the United States, or be in lawful possession of a permanent resident card. Non-citizen nationals are generally persons born in outlying possessions of the United States (e.g., American Samoa and Swains Island). Individuals on temporary (J1, H1) or student visas are not eligible.
Award Terms and Funding
This is a one year award. No trainee may be appointed for less than 12 months during the period of appointment.
No individual trainee may receive more than one year of aggregate support during the period of accredited training.
Upon receipt of this award, the institution must submit documentation related to the appointment of the trainee.
Funding will not be released until the REF receives such documentation.
Recipients will receive $25,000 to support the salary and fringe of one trainee. The award is paid directly to the sponsoring institution and payments are disbursed in two equal installments of $12,500 in July and January. Other trainee costs (e.g. fees, health insurance, and other educational expenses) are to be incurred by the recipient’s institutional program.
Travel scholarships for trainees to attend the ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting will be provided and administered through the ACR Fellows-in- Training (FIT) Travel Scholarship.