The proof of our success is the accomplishments of our nearly 500 alumni over a 33 year period. The large and diverse peer review team, and the supervision of a distinguished advisory board guarantee selection of the highest quality young scientists at this crucial stage of their training. LSRF not only carries out the reviewing and selection process but also administers the program, all for the remarkably low overhead of less than 4%.
Deadline for applications is October 1 each year. The review process is completed by February. Details of the process including the names of the large review team can be found elsewhere on this web site. Last year we screened 1000 applications and chose 50 finalists. All 50 were eligible for awards. In 2016, our 34rd year, LSRF awarded 34 three year fellowships supported by 16 different sponsors. These finalists are the highest quality young scientists in all areas of the life sciences.
The host institution receives no overhead.
When fellows leave their post doctoral position early the unspent money is refunded to the sponsor.
Although sponsors are asked to pay LSRF the yearly amount ($65,000) by July of each year other convenient payment schedules can be arranged to suit the sponsor. The money is disbursed quarterly by LSRF to an authorized institutional official.
Sponsors and their fellows are encouraged to meet. The fellow agrees to visit the sponsor for one day each year at the sponsor’s initiative.
All fellows attend an October annual meeting. Sponsors, advisory board, peer review committee and invited guests attend.
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