Palliative Care Research Fellowship

Palliative Care Research Fellowship

The Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence announces openings in our Palliative Care Research Fellowship Program funded by a T32 Training Grant Award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Fellowships will be 1-3 years in duration.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for a variety of potential start dates.

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Eligible trainees must have an interest in palliative care research related to heart, lung or blood disease. Appropriate candidates include:

  • Physician-fellows who have completed their clinical training in Cardiology, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Hematology/Oncology, and Palliative Medicine.
  • Physicians completing training in fields such as Psychiatry, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Surgery or other relevant specialties provided they are focused on palliative care research in heart, lung or blood disease.
  • Post-doctoral PhDs from the Schools of Nursing, Social Work, and Public Health, as well as fields such as behavioral sciences and bioinformatics.

Candidates must be a citizen or a noncitizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment. Applicants must be available for a 12-month appointment and agree to undertake a minimum of two years of research, research training, or comparable experiences from the time of appointment. Eligible trainees must not have had more than two years of previous postdoctoral NRSA support.

How To Apply:

All applicants will submit a package consisting of:

1. A 1-2 page cover letter from the applicant describing his/her research interests, career goals and proposed mentor, and any prior pre- or post-doctoral funding support

2 Applicant’s CV

3. A 3-4 page research proposal, including a statement about the relevance of the project to palliative care

a. Brief Background (1 paragraph)

b. Specific Aims (1/2 page)
c. Research Approach and Methods (1 page)
d. Analysis Plans (1/2 page)

e. Limitations and alternate approaches (1/2 page)
f. Future Directions/How this research project fits with your career goals (1 paragraph)

4. A 2 page reference letter from the proposed mentor to comment on the mentee’s potential for independent investigation, a proposed training plan, and the mentor’s track record for mentoring

5. Proposed mentor’s NIH biosketch or CV

6. Two additional reference letters that address the candidate’s research potential.

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    Feb 04, 2021

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