Dean’s Predoctoral Fellowship Award Program

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Dean’s Predoctoral Fellowship Award Program

The University of South Alabama Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine awards up to three one-year fellowships to eligible students in the Basic Medical Sciences (BMS) Graduate ProgramAwards include the student’s stipend, individual health insurance, and $5,000, the latter to cover travel and expenses for awardees to present their work at a national or international conference, or to attend an extramural course/workshop (e.g., a Woods Hole Advanced Research Training Courses).  Any remaining funds may be used to purchase research supplies.

Brief Description

OrganizationUniversity Of South Alabama
Education LevelFellowship
SubjectsMedical Science
Access ModeOnline
Number of AwardsLimited
Contest DeadlineNovember 15 (or on the following Monday if the 15th is a weekend day)
Application FeesNA
RequirementsAdmission Application

Who is Eligible?

Eligibility is limited to students in good academic standing who have completed the program core curriculum. Current awardees may apply for the 2nd year of funding.

Dean's Predoctoral Fellowship Award Program (1)

How To Apply?

The submission packet must include:
A completed intramural Transmittal Form signed by the applicant, the sponsor, and the relevant chair
Applicant’s biosketch and grades (see available template)
Sponsor’s training plan and biosketch (if more than one sponsor, include biosketch for each)
Progress report (if applying for 2nd year of funding), addressing how the work plan and outcomes were met and including a list of publications (1 page limit)
Applicant’s research plan, to contain:

Research Plan Section, the Page limit

A. Specific Aims, 1
B. Background and Significance, ½
C. Strategy, 3
D. One-year work plan and the timeline for completion of doctoral training, ½
E. References cited, No page limit


Awardees must fulfill the following requirements:

• Participate in the COM grant writing course (IDL 641) during the award period
• Present work at a national or international conference, or attend a training/skills workshop or course during the award period
• Submit an individual extramural fellowship application (e.g., NIH F31, AHA predoctoral fellowship, other) within 4 semesters of the award start date – a draft of the extramural fellowship application must be submitted for pre-review one month before the application deadline (feedback will be provided with the goal of improving the likelihood for success)

Application Deadline

The application will close on November 15 (or on the following Monday if the 15th is a weekend day).

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