2013 Pharmacy Faculty Development Fellowship in
NAME OF AWARD:
AFPE - RPS INC. PHARMACY FACULTY FELLOWSHIP IN GERIATRIC PHARMACY
PURPOSE OF AWARD:
To enable a full-time Pharm.D. or Ph.D. teaching faculty member at a US
school/college of pharmacy to undertake a minimum 6-month intensive period
of advanced education training, and/or research (including coursework)
in geriatric pharmacy.
To increase the number of full-time faculty at schools/colleges of pharmacy
with specific expertise in geriatric pharmacy. To generate pharmacy college
faculty teachers and/or researchers capable of making major contributions
to curriculum design, experiential education, clinical research, and basic
research in priority areas of geriatric pharmacy.
NUMBER OF AWARDS and STIPENDS:
One (1) fellowship per year with a $25,000 stipend from AFPE that is matched
by the applicant's institution for a total of $50,000. Funds are considered
a direct grant to the faculty member. No portion of the award can be diverted
for institutional overhead. The stipend can be used for salary (including
sabbatical leave salary) and other costs including travel as designated
by the Fellowship recipient and his/her Mentor.
The applicant shall:
- Have received the Pharm.D. and/or Ph.D. degree. (May also hold a B.S.
and/or M.S.; but not an M.D. or D.Sc.).
- Have (or will have completed in the year the application is submitted)
post-doctoral work in geriatric pharmacy, as documented by curricula
development, publications, geriatric clinical pharmacy service delivery,
and/or basic research.
- Agree to carry out the Fellowship on a full-time basis and will not
engage in any part-time work. Sabbatical leave salaries may be accepted.
- Provide a letter with his/her application from his/her Dean and or
Department Chair assuring that the applicant will be relieved of all
teaching, advisory, service, clinical, and administrative responsibilities
during 6-month Fellowship, except for such teaching or clinical responsibilities
(not to exceed 10% of time) as may be required by the applicant’s
- Provide a letter with his/her application from his/her Dean assuring
that the applicant’s educational institution will provide a minimum
of $25,000 in matching financial support for the applicant during the
6-month Fellowship period. This matching financial support can be in
the form of salary and benefits during the 6-month Fellowship period.
- Be able to provide evidence of acceptance for the desired fellowship
training by a suitable mentor at a recognized academic and/or research
institution, not necessarily a school/college of pharmacy. Potential
mentors will be judged solely by professional qualifications and experience
in geriatric pharmacy.
hold a Ph.D., D.Sc., Pharm.D., M.D. or other advanced degree.
- Be a US citizen or permanent resident.
- Agree not to accept any other external fellowship, scholarship, or
grant awards such as from NIH, AHA, ACS, ASCP, AACP, or any other organizational
or government agency during the 6-month term of this AFPE award.
Application forms and related guidelines should be requested by letter,
telephone, or fax from AFPE or download the Word
Successful applicants must submit a Proposed Research Report and a Final
Progress Report. Instructions for the organization of these reports are
available from AFPE.
APPLICATION DEADLINE and SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Application forms and all supporting documentation must be received no
later than April 1, 2013 at AFPE, One Church Street, Suite 400, Rockville,
MD 20850. The Fellowship recipient will be notified by July 1, 2013. An
Advisory Committee will review applications and submit finalists to the
AFPE Board of Grants who will select the award recipient. Funding for
successful applicants will be distributed on September 3, 2013.
SPONSOR: RPS, Inc.
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