The Victor A. McKusick Fellowship is a two-year-award available for PhDs for up to $50,000 per year and MD’s up to $75,000 per year. Fellows up to postgraduate year six are considered. We are pleased to announce that one Victor A. McKusick Fellowship Grant is now being funded by the Loeys – Dietz Foundation for research on LDS/TGFβ.
Through this fellowship, we hope to cultivate promising young physician scientists or research scientists conducting basic, translational or clinical research in the field of Marfan syndrome and related disorders, and to stimulate their advancement toward independent research in this field. During the fellowship phase, the applicant is required to work with a mentor who can provide a training environment conducive to beginning a career in any of the disciplines related to Marfan research, such as cardiology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, pulmonology, and genetics.
The fellowship award is based on the proposal evaluation by our Scientific Advisory Board and the approval of our Board of Directors. No overhead or indirect costs are considered. Proposals must be prepared according to our guidelines.
Application date: February 1, 2019
Award Announcement: May 10, 2019
Funds Available: July 1, 2019