Fellowship applications must be submitted electronically by the application deadline of August 1.
The application includes the following information:
- Personal Profile
- Education and Work Experience
- Personal Statement
- Previous Research Experience
- Proposed Area of Aging Research
- Academic Transcripts: Unofficial transcipts from completed graduate work are required
- Two References (see below for additional details)
Do not send other extraneous information or materials such as CDs, manuscripts, resumes, medical reports, or news clippings. These items will not be reviewed with your application. Images may be included but will be produced only in black and white.
Applicants are advised to submit applications early to avoid possible delays.
Applicants are required to submit two reference letters. Reference writers should use letterhead, if possible, and include the following information: name and title of reference writer, department, and unstitution or organization. The reference letter should provide details explaining the nature of the relationship to the applicant, comments on the applicant's potential and prior research experiences, statements about the applicant's academic potential and prior research experiences, statements about the applicant's proposed research, and any other information to assist in evaluating the application according to Intellectual Merit and Broader Impact.
A Fellowship award consists of the award letter that includes the applicable terms and conditions and Fellowship management instructions.
The Alicia and YaYa Global Fellowship in Aging Research Program applicants will be notified of their selection the first week of August and must accept or decline the Fellowship within 14 days of notification. Failure to comply with the deadline may result in revocation of the Fellowship offer.
Research Involving Human Subjects
Projects involving research with human subjects must ensure that subjects are protected from research risks in conformance with the relevant federal policy known as the Common Rule (Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, 45 CFR 690). All projects involving human subjects must either (1) have approval from the host institution’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to working on the project or (2) must affirm that the IRB or an appropriate knowledgeable authority previously designated by the organization (not the Applicant) has declared the research exempt from IRB review, in accordance with the applicable subsection, as established in section 101(b) of the Common Rule. Fellows are required to comply with this policy and adhere to the host institution’s protocol for managing research involving human subjects. This might include the fellow having to take Good Clinical Practice training (or similar) in the host country. The Fellowship will cover costs associated with certifications and training courses as they relate to the requisites to participate in research involving human subjects.
Legal Rights to Intellectual Property
The Alicia and YaYa Global Fellowship in Aging Research Program claims no rights to any inventions or writings that might result from this Fellowship. However, Fellows should be aware that the host institution, federal agencies, or some private party may acquire such rights through other support for particular research. Also, Fellows should note their obligation to include an Acknowledgment and Disclaimer in any publication.
Mid-Term and Final Activity Reports
Fellows are required to submit an Activity Report midway through the Fellowship at the end of March, including information on research accomplishments and findings, presentations, publications, awards and recognitions, and other scholarly accomplishments.