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Grant Editing Service for Weill Cornell Members

The Samuel J. Wood Library now offers a free editing service for WCM grant applicants. The editing service is designed to review the language of the grant, cross-check text with figures and tables, ensure that the writing style is consistent, and the text is clear and concise.  Grant categories will be prioritized by the following:
1.     Resubmissions of Scored but not funded grant applications
2.     Junior faculty writing their first R01 grant, including GRASP participants
3.     Junior faculty career award
4.     Limited submission grants (for institutional nominees only)
5.     Sections of large collaborative awards – for example, the introduction for a P01
6.     Grants in other categories will be considered, if possible
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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholars Program Due March 14, 2018

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholars Program Due March 14, 2018

Health Policy Research Scholars is a leadership development opportunity for second-year full-time doctoral students from underrepresented populations and/or disadvantaged backgrounds—students whose ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, and other factors allow them to bring unique and diverse perspectives to their research. They want to apply their research to advance health and equity, and their innovation helps build a Culture of Health, one that enables everyone in America to live longer, healthier lives. The Health Policy Research Scholars program includes scholars from disciplines as diverse as psychology, architecture, transportation, sociology, social welfare, environmental health and many others. For this year’s cohort, we’re looking for even broader representation from any research-focused discipline that can advance a Culture of Health.

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Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Due March 15, 2018

The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP), a Robert J Wood Foundation program, aims to developed and increase diversity in medical faculty, and more recently, faculty in nursing and dentistry.

The Program

The AMFDP offers four-year postdoctoral research awards to increase the number of physicians, dentists, and nurses from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to: Developing careers and achieving senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing Fostering the development of succeeding classes of physicians, dentists, and nurses from historically disadvantaged backgrounds Improving the health of underserved populations; and/or Working toward understanding and eliminating health disparities by achieving senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing. The program defines the term “historically disadvantaged” to mean the challenges facing individuals because of their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or similar factors (e.g., possession of a physical, learning, or other disability; first-generation college graduate). Each scholar will study and conduct research with a senior faculty member who is located at an academic center known for the training of junior faculty and who is pursuing lines of biomedical, clinical, or health services research of interest to the scholar. Amos Scholars are expected to spend at least 70 percent of their time engaged in research. Although awards are intended to provide four years of support, advisory committee members will review each scholar’s progress after the first two years to determine if support should continue for the full duration of the award.

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Herbert W. Nickens Award Due April 6, 2018

The Herbert W. Nickens Award is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to promoting justice in medical education and health care equity in the United States. Dr. Herbert W. Nickens was the founding vice president of the AAMC Division of Community and Minority Programs, now Diversity Policy and Programs. Dr. Nickens’ passionate leadership contributed greatly to focusing national attention on the need to support underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities in medicine. The awardee receives the Nickens Award and a $10,000 prize. The awardee also presents the Nickens Lecture at Learn Serve Lead 2018 in Austin. 

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Global Health Research Fellowship

The Weill Cornell Medicine Global Health Research Fellowship is a three-year fellowship designed to train generalist clinician-scientists for academic careers in global health research. This innovative fellowship is tailored for post-residency graduates in internal medicine, and provides a unique opportunity for essential time dedicated to field work and research training. Fellows receive intensive mentorship from international Weill Cornell faculty throughout their training.

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