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Call for Proposals: Alavi-Dabiri Fellowship Award
January 29, 2008, Volume 54, No. 19

We wish to announce a call for proposals to provide supplemental support of postdoctoral fellows pursing careers in fields related to mental retardation and developmental disabilities.  The Alavi-Dabiri Fellowship Award was developed by Drs. Abass and Jane Alavi in 1997. The Alavis have provided an endowment, the income of which will provide for the award.  This year the award will be approximately $7,000. The grant period is from July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009. Additional information regarding the center and this award can be accessed through http://stokes.chop.edu/mrddrc/.

Interested candidates should submit:

1.            A one-page application (http://stokes.chop.edu/mrddrc/alavi.php)  which includes an abstract (250 words) and specific aims of the project.

2.            A statement of the project’s relevance to mental retardation and developmental disabilities.

3.            A letter of support from the applicant’s preceptor that will speak to the qualifications of the candidate.

4.            A NIH biographical sketch or CV.

This preliminary application (format attached, send 14 copies) is due April 4, 2008 in the office of John Simpkins, 3615 Civic Center Boulevard, Abramson Research Building Room 502, Philadelphia, PA  19104-4318.

Decisions will be announced by May 5, 2008 for a start date of July 1, 2008.

Questions may be addressed to John Simpkins, (215) 590-3728 or simpkinsj@email.chop.edu.


Dr. Marc Yudkoff, Director of MRDDRC,
Professor of Pediatrics

–Dr. Michael B. Robinson,
Associate Director of MRDDRC,
Professor of Pharmacology and Pediatrics


Almanac - January 29, 2008, Volume 54, No. 19