1. Complete the Marshall Klaus Application Form and grant application and
submit electronically by January 31, 2019. Letters of support and biographical
sketch also must be submitted to the AAP at this time. ONLY APPLICATIONS
THAT HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY BY THE DEADLINE
WILL BE CONSIDERED. NO PAPER SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
2. Critically important: In order to correctly assign all documents to the applicant,
fellow’s last and first names should be included in the file name of each
submitted document as follows: fellow’s last and first names should be included
in the file name of each submitted document as follows:
- LastName-FirstnameInitial- application.pdf
- Lastname- FirstnameInitial- biosketch.pdf
- Lastname-FirstnameInitial-mentor.pdf (for mentor letter)
- Lastname-FirstnameInitial-programdirector.pdf (for fellowship
program director letter).
3. All documents have to be typed, please use Arial 11 font with 0.5”
document margins. Files should be submitted in pdf or Word format for ease of use. Any forms
without the applicant name will be rejected. We will try to notify applicants of
missing forms or letters but complete applications are is the applicant’s
responsibility. All forms will have to be submitted electronically via the
provided link on this website.
Forms may be submitted at different times during the period but we prefer
that they are submitted together at the same time. Once the forms are
submitted questions should be directed to Monique Phillips at
email@example.com or Jim Couto at firstname.lastname@example.org
4. The length of the science document is limited to 6 typed pages, excluding
the biographical sketch and letters of support.
A. SPECIFIC AIMS (Page 1): Includes main Hypothesis, overall Goals, and
B. RESEARCH STRATEGY (Page 2-5): Includes Significance, Innovation,
Rationale and Study Design. (Indicate what components of the research,
such as data collection or analysis, you will be performing directly. If a
survey will be used, please attach a list of key questions.)
C. REFERENCES, BUDGET, AND TIMELINE (PAGE 6) (Submit a budget that
outlines how the grant money will be used. Grant money can only be used
for salary support or travel if critical and directly related to the research
project. Please provide a detailed justification. If your budget exceeds
$5,000, what will be the source of additional funding? Please describe.
Submit a timeline for completion of the project. Include how you plan to fit
the research project into your training.)
5. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH (NIH format, required for applicant and mentor)
NOTE: The Biographical Sketch may not exceed five pages. Please follow
the formats and instructions on the attached sample. Please use the NIH
format for each biosketch.
A. Personal Statement. Describe in one paragraph how you selected this
topic for study and how this proposed project fits into your career plans.
Include prior relevant research, clinical experience, and how the
knowledge and skills you will learn will contribute to your future
B. Positions and Honors. List in chronological order previous positions,
concluding with your present position. List any honors.
C. Selected peer-reviewed publications (in chronological order). Do not
include publications in preparation.
D. Research Support. List selected ongoing or completed (during the last
three years) research projects (federal and non-federal support). Begin
with the projects that are most relevant to the research proposed in this
application. Briefly indicate the overall goals of the projects and your role
(e.g. PI, Co- Investigator, Consultant) in the research project.
6. LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION (from mentor and fellowship program
The mentor letter should detail how much of the proposed work will be executed
by the applicant directly rather than the mentor’s research staff and the
fellowship program director letter should specify the year of fellowship and how
much time the applicant will have to complete the proposed project. One
criterion applications are scored for is the likelihood that the proposed research
can be successfully completed within the fellowship timeframe.
7. Please contact Monique Phillips at email@example.com if you have not received
a confirmation of your application by March 1, 2019.
8. Notify Monique Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org of any address change.
Please note that awards may be used only for the approved study under the
supervision of the approved mentor; a request to change study topic or mentor must
be approved by the AAP and will be allowed only under special circumstances.
Funds can only be used for salary or travel if this directly supports the research
project. If the approved project cannot be conducted or completed, the institution is
expected to return all unspent funds to the AAP.
Awardees are expected to submit an abstract to the AAP NCE meeting summarizing the
results of their project in the last year of their fellowship or shortly thereafter.
A progress report is required before finishing fellowship or one year following
receipt of award (whichever is earliest). The fellow and the mentor are responsible
for ensuring that this requirement is fulfilled. The progress report should include
details of work accomplished by the awardee during the grant, presentation(s)
regional and or national and abstract summary of study design, methods, results
and conclusion. If a paper has been submitted, is in preparation for submission
(please indicate journal) or accepted for publication, this should be attached