Scholarships available for postdoctoral research

Applications are being accepted for the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program, which provides four-year postdoctoral research awards to junior dental faculty from historically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's ongoing efforts to increase diversity in health and healthcare, the program offers the awards to universities, schools of medicine and dentistry, and research institutions. The award supports the research and career development of physicians and dentists from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to developing careers in academic medicine and dentistry, and also serving as role models for students and faculty of similar background, according to the foundation.

The program defines the term "historically disadvantaged" to mean the challenges facing individuals because of their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or similar factors.

The program funds up to nine four-year awards in this grant cycle. Scholars will receive an annual stipend of up to $75,000 each, complemented by a $30,000 annual grant toward support of research activities. The proposal deadline is March 18, 2014.

More information about the program and the proposal process is available at the foundation's website and the program's website.

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