Michael Geisman Fellowship awards to post-doctoral trainees (that is, those with an MD, DDS, DO, or PhD) who are currently working on projects with clear relevance to OI, or who have projects that will enable them to develop expertise in OI research.
A qualified applicant must hold an MD, DDS, DO, or PhD, and be appointed
at the level of a post-doctoral trainee, or equivalent, within an academic
institution. An applicant should have completed their Ph.D. or their
clinical training within the past five years. Fellowship awards provide
up to $50,000 per year, which can be used for salary, fringe benefits, and
supplies. Research must be done under the supervision of a mentor with
training and experience in Osteogenesis Imperfecta research or research in a
related field. Fellowship awards are for one year; a second year of
funding may be approved based upon satisfactory performance during the first
year of funding. Fellowship applications require that the mentor submit a
copy of his/her NIH biosketch and a letter of recommendation on behalf of the
trainee, which also confirms that the mentor will supervise the trainee’s
research. Fellowship applications also require two additional letters of
recommendation from scientists or clinicians who can comment upon the applicant’s
training, ability, and potential to develop expertise in OI research. Applications will be available in the Fall of 2015.
Investigator Travel Grant
OI Foundation also has limited investigator meeting grant funds
available to OI scientists wishing to travel to OI related scientific
meetings in the United States and in other countries. This program is
funded on a rolling basis and each request will be reviewed separately. Those receiving travel grants will be asked to provide a
meeting summary to the OI Foundation to be used in various OIF
publications. Click here for the application to the Investigator Travel Grants.
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Related OI Foundation Policies
Fellowship Research Gene Patent Policy
Seed Grant Research Gene Patent Policy