The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program was established by the to increase the number of faculty from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who can achieve senior rank in academic medicine and dentistry and are in a position to encourage the development of future physicians and dentists from similar backgrounds. The program defines the term "historically disadvantaged" to mean the challenges facing individuals because of their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or similar factors.
In 2018, the program will award up to ten four-year postdoctoral research. Recipients will receive an annual stipend of up to $75,000 each, complemented by a $30,000 annual grant toward support of research activities.
To be eligible, applicants must be a physician or dentist from a historically disadvantaged background (ethnic, financial or educational); a citizen or permanent resident of the United States; and be completing (or have completed) their formal clinical training. Preference will be given to individuals who have recently completed their formal clinical training. Applicants who are permanent residents and not green card holders should contact the program before applying to determine whether they can satisfy the program’s eligibility and documentation requirements.
See the RWJF website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.