Call for Proposals for the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP)
Call for proposals has been released for the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP). The deadline for application is March 15, 2016.
This program is an incredible opportunity for nursing, medical, or dental school junior faculty from a historically disadvantaged background who are dedicated to a career in research. 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 selection process is a rigorous one so it is important that these individuals are well prepared to embark on a research career.
The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP) was developed as a result of more than 20 years of experience with RWJF's Minority Medical Faculty Development Program, which sought to increase the number of underrepresented minorities on medical faculties. The program was renamed in 2003 in honor of Harold Amos, PhD, who was the first African American to chair a department at Harvard Medical School - now the Department of Microbiology and Medical Genetics. Dr. Amos worked tirelessly to recruit and mentor countless minority and disadvantaged students to careers in academic medicine and science.
As part of RWJF's ongoing efforts to increase diversity in health and health care, the AMFDP offers four-year postdoctoral research awards to increase the number of faculty from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who 1) can achieve senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, and nursing and 2) who will encourage and foster the development of succeeding classes of such physicians, dentists, and nurses.