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The Parker B. Francis Fellowship in Pulmonary Research supports the development of outstanding investigators who plan careers in pulmonary research as they make the transition to independent, self-supporting, faculty members. Parker B. Francis Fellowship grants are awarded to institutions for the purpose of providing stipends, fringe benefits, and modest travel expenses in support of qualified postdoctoral fellows or newly appointed assistant professors. Award recipients will thereby be enabled to devote the major part of their professional effort to research related to pulmonary disease and lung biology.

Fellows supported by a Parker B. Francis Fellowship must be assured of having at least 75 percent of their time available for research. Candidates may hold any relevant doctoral degree (e.g., M.D., Ph.D., Sc.D., D.V.M., Dr. P.H.). Few applicants who are just beginning research training and have only one or two research publications are funded. Candidates with greater than seven years since the doctoral degree should include reasons for continued training.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 pm Friday, August 10, 2007. Letters of intent should be limited to a 1-page summary of the research questions and aims of the proposed project, and a 2-page biographical sketch.


The total budget is limited to $46,000 for the first year, $48,000 for the second and $50,000 for the third. These totals include a stipend plus fringe benefits and may include travel to a maximum of $1,500. Grants are made for three years of support.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, August 10, 2007

Sponsor Deadline:

October 15, 2007

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at

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