Each year the Lysosomal Disease Network invites applications for the LDN Fellowship. Utilizing NIH funding, the grant provides $50,000 total costs (direct and indirect costs) for a period of September 1st in any given year, to August 31st of the following year.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Application deadline is typically June 1st each year; this should be verified in that year’s Fellowship Application Announcement.
COMPLETION OF FORMS:
Although the current NIH PHS 398 forms must be used (including Face Page, Budget and Budget Justification pages, etc.), the grant will be issued by the University of Minnesota to the applicant’s institution.
The fellowship application does not need to be vetted by the applicant’s institutional administration prior to submission.
The current PHS 398 forms are available at this website: NIH PHS 398 forms
Applications will be reviewed for focus on “clinical research” (using human subjects and/or human tissues) of “lysosomal diseases” with priority given to those applicants who are likely to be mentored into a career with a focus on clinical research of lysosomal diseases. The application will also be evaluated with respect to the applicant’s potential to submit a manuscript based on the research proposal to a peer-reviewed journal for publication.
A single award is typically announced near the end of July each year, and commences immediately with a grant period of September 1st of that year, to August 31st of the following year.
The application should cite additional funds, if any, that will be used to support the applicant and the research project prior to, during, and after the Fellowship, in the “Other Support” section of the application (in the Biographical Sketch).
Applications are required to be submitted by e-mail only (please do not send paper copies) by the specified deadline to this e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions can also be sent to that e-mail address.
Incomplete or late applications are not accepted for review.
If you missed this opportunity this year, you are encouraged to sign up to the LDN mailing list and remain alert for the next Fellowship Application Announcement, which is typically e-mailed to everyone on the LDN mailing list in the spring. The newest Fellowship Application Announcement may have changed in some respects (compared to what is stated on this page), so a careful reading of it is essential for all applicants. Thank you for your interest in this Fellowship.
The following LDN Fellows received needed financial support from the LDN in order to provide experiences that developed their skills and expertise in clinical research benefiting the rare-disease patient community: