The Paul Janssen Fellowship is awarded to an outstanding young physician-investigator (must have M.D. degree) to conduct novel translational research in the field of neuroscience as it relates to psychiatric disease and medicine. The Paul Janssen Fellow will be assigned both a basic scientist mentor and a clinical investigator mentor from the faculty at Columbia University to serve as joint mentors. The fellow will take a basic observation made by the basic science mentor and apply it to the study of disease or treatment with the clinical research mentor.
Initial Application Period: September 1 – November 30, 2012
Finalists Notified: December 16, 2012
Funding Notification Date: February 4, 2013
Fellowship Start Date: July 1, 2013
The award provides a stipend, commensurate with experience. The stipend provided may require supplemental funding by the mentors.
Up to two years.
Preliminary Application Process (to be submitted by November 30, 2012): The following should be provided in 12 point font (or larger) with a minimum of one-inch margins: 1) Face page letter identifying applicant and a brief description of previous training in medical research, previous research interests, current position and future research interests. 2) Front two-pages of the NIH biosketch (sections A & B only). 3) Letters of support/reference from at least three current or previous mentors. A COMPLETE PROJECT PROPOSAL IS NOT REQUIRED UNTIL NOTIFIED.
Mentors are drawn from over 400 full-time faculty at Columbia University working in Psychiatry and Neuroscience. Current active mentors include:
Dr. John Mann, Dr. Victoria Arango, Dr. Rene Hen, Dr. Scott Small, Dr. Cheryl Corcoran, Dr. Timothy Walsh
Administrator, The Paul Janssen Fellowship in Translational Neuroscience Research
Department of Psychiatry / Molecular Imaging & Neuropathology Division
Columbia University, 1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 42
New York, NY 10032
tel: (212) 543-6775 fax: (212) 543-6017