Awards Shock-DOD Fellowship

Shock Society-Department of Defense (DoD)
Battlefield Health and Trauma Fellowship in San Antonio
Description: This award is for post-doctoral fellows (with PhD degree) or residents/clinical fellows (with MD or DO degree) who are interested in research areas of trauma, hemorrhage shock and sepsis. The awardee will conduct research in San Antonio, Texas at either the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) or the Navy Medical Research Unit San Antonio (NAMRU-SA). The award will provide a stipend of at least $56,000 per year which includes $3,000 per year to offset the expense for health insurance. A relocation allowance of up to $2,100 may also be provided. The initial appointment is for a period of one year with an option to renew for an additional year.
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Candidates for the fellowship must be US citizens and they must be able to pass a background check for employment with the US Department of Defense. This will include a review of legal matters pertaining to Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUI), possession of controlled substances, etc.
  • Candidates must be a member of the Shock Society (can apply for the membership at the time of submitting the fellowship application).
  • The candidate must be within 5 years of receiving their MD, DO, PhD degree or equivalent at the time of appointment.
  • The candidate must be willing to relocate to San Antonio for the entire fellowship and to work in a military lab assigned to the fellow by either the Army or the Navy.
  • The awardee is required to present study results at the Shock Society annual meeting in the year(s) of receiving the fellowship.
Application Package:
  1. Cover letter – Include a statement of meeting the requirements, names of recommenders, selection of a research site (Army or Navy). If selecting both, then rank preference. 
  2. Research statement (1 page) – Include a demonstration of research interest and/or experience in the area of the pathophysiology of trauma, hemorrhage, shock or sepsis.Research approaches may vary from basic cellular responses to clinical outcomes, including translational research and clinical application. Describe the commitment to a career in research related to trauma and shock, and establish the potential to develop into an independent investigator. 
  3. Curriculum vitae – Include pertinent educational and professional experience, and lists of awards and honors, abstract presentations, and publications. 
  4. Letters of recommendation – Two letters addressing the fellow’s potential for a research career. If appropriate, one letter must be from the fellow's research mentor or supervisor.
Submission: The package should be sent (preferred as a single pdf file) to, Subject: DoD fellowship, no later than April 15, 2017.
The awardee will be notified by May 15, 2017 and the award will be presented at the 40th Annual Conference on Shock, June 3-6, 2017, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The start date of the fellowship will be negotiated with the PI but should occur between July and September 2017.