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                     FELLOWSHIP GUIDELINES

FUNDING PERIOD:             January 1 through December 30 each year

APPLICATION DEADLINE:       January 1, 2012

OBJECTIVE:                  To support career training & primary research for
                            individuals in cardiovascular disease in the
                            Southeastern US

SCIENCE FOCUS:              Research broadly related to cardiovascular disease
                            and function, stroke, or to related clinical, basic
                            science, bioengineering and/or public health

DISCIPLINES:                All basic and clinical disciplines in medicine

SITE of WORK:               Fellowship and work must be at medical institution
                            in the Southeastern United States as defined by

SCOPE OF WORK:              All projects must be done in accordance with NIH
                            guidelines for research involving animals or human

REQUIREMENTS:               Completed either a MD, PhD, DrPH, or DO at time
                            of award

CITIZENSHIP:                Must be a citizen or non-citizen national of the
                            United States or must have been lawfully admitted
                            for permanent residence (i.e., in possession of a
                            currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card
                            I-551, or some other legal verification of such
                            status). Non-citizen nationals are generally persons
                            born in outlying possessions of the United States
                            (e.g., American Samoa and Swains Island).
                            Individuals on temporary or student visas are not
ANNUAL AWARD:                             $ 3O,OOO including fringe benefits; $ 5000 may be
                                          used for project support. 65% of the funding will
                                          be given at the time of the award, with the
                                          remainder given at the completion of the fellowship,
                                          after receipt of a satisfactory final report.

                                          At least forty hours per week during the Fellowship
                                          must be dedicated to the research program. Within
                                          the 40 hours per week training period, research
                                          trainees who are also training as clinicians must
                                          devote their time to the proposed research work and
                                          must confine clinical duties to only those that are an
                                          integral part of the research training experience.

AWARD DURATION:                           ONE year. Applicant may apply for one additional
                                          year of funding at the midpoint of initial grant (by

PEER REVIEW:                              Prospective applicant must author application;
                                          evaluation will include applicant’s qualifications &
                                          research ability and previous accomplishments.
                                          Preference will be given to applicants trained within
                                          the southeastern US.

RESTRICTIONS:                             Applicant can have no more that 3 years post-
                                          doctoral experience at time of the award. Must not
                                          have a faculty appointment. Institution or other
                                          funding agency may supplement fellowship award

REPORTING:                                Progress report due at mid-term (6 months after
                                          award), and a Final report at the end of the
                                          fellowship. Publications, monographs, and
                                          manuscripts resulting from the award must
                                          acknowledge COSEHC support.

SELECTION:                                Applications will be reviewed by the COSEHC
                                          Fellowship Committee, which will recommend a
                                          candidate to the Board for final approval at the
                                          Fall meeting.

*COSEHC reserves the right to not award the fellowship if in the opinion of the fellowship
review committee there is not a suitable applicant.
            COSEHC Cardiovascular Post-Doctoral Fellowship

I. Applicant Information

Applicant Name: ________________ _____________ ______________
                    First            Middle        Last

Current Address: ______________________________________________

City: ____________________State: __________Zip Code:_____________

Phone Number:_____________Fax:___________Email: ______________

Date of Birth:______________________

Country of Birth:___________________

SSN: _____________________________


Applicant’s Present Title: _________________________________________

Career stage:_____________________________________________________

II. Project Information

Sponsoring Institution: ___________________________________________

Site where work will be done: *______________________________________

Department/Practice Name: ________________________________________


III. Supervisor Information (the person who will supervise fellow)

Name of Contact Person:____________________________________________


City: _______________State: ___________________Zip Code:____________

Phone Number:________________ Fax:_______________________________

Dates of Proposed Fellowship:_______________________________________

*A letter of endorsement with signature by the Director of the Lab in which the
applicant will work must be included with the application.

IV. Scope of Project/Work: (Description and outline of the project/work to be
done). Use a format that addresses the following scientific components (numbers
in parenthesis indicate suggested allocation of page limitation): hypothesis &
specific aims (1/2 page); background & significance (1 page); materials and
methods (3 pages) including study design, sample size estimates, analytical plan,
and limitations and timeline; references (1/2 page [1st author and journal citation]);
human subjects considerations if any (1 page).
Include as attachment. Limit to 5 pages + Human Subjects.
V. Biographical Sketch Information
Include applicant’s CV including education/training, positions held, previous
publications, honors, etc.

VI. References
List names of persons familiar with the applicant’s scientific interests and
abilities AND include two letters of recommendation to support that the
applicant can do whatever is planned for the fellowship.

Name (last, first)         Title         Department                Institution

Applications must be submitted no later than January 1, 2012

                            Email application to:
              Debra R. Simmons, Ex. Director:
                     Application also on website:

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