The Paul Janssen Fellowship in Translational Neuroscience Research at Columbia University
The Paul Janssen Fellowship is awarded to an outstanding young physician-investigator (must have M.D. degree) to conduct novel translational research in the field of neuroscience as it relates to psychiatric disease and medicine. The Paul Janssen Fellow will be assigned both a basic scientist mentor and a clinical investigator mentor from the faculty at Columbia University to serve as joint mentors. The fellow will take a basic observation made by the basic science mentor and apply it to the study of disease or treatment with the clinical research mentor.
Initial Application Period: September 1 – November 30, 2009
Funding Notification Date: February 2, 2010
Fellowship Start Date: July 1, 2010
Funding: The award provides a stipend, commensurate with experience. The stipend provided may require supplemental funding by the mentors.
Length of Fellowship: Up to two years.
Preliminary Application Process (to be submitted by November 30, 2009): The following should be provided in 12 point font (or larger) with a minimum of one-inch margins: 1) Face page letter identifying applicant and a brief description of previous training in medical research, previous research interests, current position and future research interests. 2) Front two-pages of the NIH biosketch (sections A & B only). 3) Letters of support/reference from at least three current or previous mentors. A COMPLETE PROJECT PROPOSAL IS NOT REQUIRED UNTIL NOTIFIED.
Mentors are drawn from over 400 full-time faculty at Columbia University working in Psychiatry and Neuroscience.
Candidates from the international neuroscience community, holding an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degrees, and preferably having completed initial fellowship research training, are invited to apply. Fellows at Columbia University or the New York State Psychiatric Institute/RFMH are encouraged to submit applications.
Renee Azima Heller, M.A.
Administrator, Department of Psychiatry
Molecular Imaging & Neuropathology Division
1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 42
New York, NY 10032
tel: (212) 543-5571/ fax: (212) 543-5652