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Victor A. McKusick Fellowship Program

Victor McKusick Fellows

This award is for $150,000 for an MD and $100,000 for a PhD, over 2 years. It is designed to support postdoctoral fellows embarking on a scientific career in biomedical research related to Marfan syndrome or any of the genetic aorta or vascular conditions that are within the Foundation’s scope of interest.  This award has the expectation of  an institutional match where half of the funding comes from the Foundation and half from the sponsoring institution.  Fellows up to postgraduate year six are eligible.  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 this field.  

Application Deadline:                   October 15, 2021

Announcement of Awards:          March 1, 2022

Funding Available:                       June 1, 2022

The fellowship award is based on the proposal evaluation by our Scientific Advisory Board and the approval of our Board of Directors. 

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