Under a grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Science (NIH/NIGMS), the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC) is pleased to provide funding opportunities for faculty from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) to participate in a variety of professional and student development activities with the ASCB MAC. Called the “ASCB MAC Linkage Fellows Program,” funding is provided for Fellows to support outreach and activities that promote cell biology at their home institutions.
The major goal of this program is to increase participation of faculty from MSIs to “serve as a link between the institution, its students, faculty and administration, and the ASCB MAC. The Linkage Fellows program is expected to be instrumental in the identification of applicants at the undergraduate and graduate level for MAC programs.
Applications will be judged utilizing the following criteria:
The program allows for one-year renewable terms. Applicants will be notified of selections in May 2013.
Annual Linkage Fellows’ responsibilities include:
Fellows will be invited and encouraged to attend the MAC Programs. MAC annually hosts a Junior Faculty and Postdoctoral Developmental Workshop on topics of importance to this group.
The deadline is March 29, 2013. If funding is available, applications may be considered after the deadline. For 2013, only current Linkage Fellows can apply and request up to $1,000.
Note: The Linkage Fellows program reserves the right to make final awards based on the responsiveness of the applications to the program announcement, availability of funds, and NIH policies related to allowable costs.