Founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge,” the American Philosophical Society is the oldest learned society in the United States. Today the society sustains this mission by honoring and engaging leading scholars, scientists, and professionals; supporting research and discovery; and serving scholars through a research library of manuscripts and other collections internationally recognized for their enduring historic value.
To that end, the society is inviting applications for its Daland Fellowships in Clinical Investigation. Through the program, stipends of $40,000 over one year (with the possibility of renewal for a second year) will be awarded in support of patient-oriented research in several branches of clinical medicine, including internal medicine, neurology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery.
Direct contact with patients is mandatory, and candidates must be nominated by their department chair.
To be eligible, applicants must have an MD or MD/PhD degree and have held it for fewer than eight years. Preference is usually given to candidates who have not more than two years of postdoctoral training and research. Applicants must expect to perform their research at an institution in the United States under the direct supervision of a scientific advisor, although foreign nationals are eligible.
See the American Philosophical Society website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.