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RMSTP Announces Competition for Additional Training Slots

Thursday, January 30, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Bernadette Rensing
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RMSTP Additional funding application cycle April 1, 2014

We would like to announce that the RMSTP will hold a competition for additional training slots available to start in the summer of 2014.  Applications for this second wave of funding will be due May 1, 2014, and will be open to applicants who will be in faculty positions starting in 2014.

Applications must be submitted 5/1/14, for funding beginning 7/1/14 or later.

Who Should Apply

Physiatrists interested in a career substantially devoted to extramurally funded research (typically 75%+)

Physiatrists within 5 years of completion of their residency or subsequent fellowship, as of the planned start of their research training

Benefits to the Faculty Member and their Department

Salary support of $75,000 for 75% effort for up to 3 years to conduct research in an appropriate mentor’s laboratory

$10,000 annually in research and educational expenses

Additional career mentorship from the directors of the RMSTP (Drs. Boninger & Whyte), and through the RMSTP network of trainees and mentors

Resources Required of the Department and Institution

The availability of a suitable mentor in the immediate geographic area (suitability generally being indicated by extensive research experience in a scientific domain relevant to the trainee’s interests, a successful extramural funding record, and evidence of success in prior mentoring experiences)

A commitment to limit the trainee’s non-research work to 25% effort

For more information, and to apply on-line, please visit the AAP website, click on RMSTP, or contact the Program Coordinator for the RMSTP, Mary Czerniak, at or (215) 663-6592.

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