The APA Mini-Sabbatical fellowship is a program, offered to young pancreatologists, to allow them to spend up to two months with a reputable pancreatic research center. This funding is intended for young pancreatologists to gain or expand skills in practice or research under the guidance of experts in the field of pancreatology. This fellowship is available to members of the American Pancreatic Association who are students, trainees, and junior faculty (up to Assistant Professor). The fellowship is limited to a maximum stay of two months and can be done in the US or abroad.
Objectives of the APA Mini-Sabbatical:
- Support the career development of young investigators in pancreatology
- Foster new collaborations between institutions.
- Provide young investigators in the area of pancreatology a chance to further their education in an area of interest or benefit to their current work.
Guidelines of the APA Mini-Sabbatical:
- Fellowships are available for any area of pancreatology research – both clinical and basic science research.
- The mini-sabbatical can be from 1-week to 2-months.
- The funding is for a maximum of $5,000 and is to support expenses including travel costs and accommodation. Salary, lab expenses at the host intuition, and travel to meetings is not included.
- Payments will be made after completion of the fellowship, for the actual amount spent (up to the awarded amount), based on expense documentation.
- The fellow must submit an abstract for presentation at the annual APA meeting with the results of the fellowship.
- Application form
- Applicant’s short CV or NIH-style Biosketch
- An outline of the research/ clinical project including title, research plan, impact to investigator ( specific techniques, methodologies, or skills that will be acquired (This outline should not exceed 2 pages).
- Describe (no more than 2 pages): reasons for wanting to complete a Mini-Sabbatical; goals to measure the outcome of the experience; how the new skills will enhance the applicant’s future performance as a researcher, educator, and/or clinician; and how the skills will be applied back in the applicant’s work site
- Budget and Justification
- Letter of reference from current program director
- Letter of acceptance guest institution
Please note, applicants must be a current member of APA at the time of their application. Application deadlines are April 15, August 15, and December 15 each year. There will be a review committee appointed by the governing board for each review cycle. The sabbatical must be completed within 1 year of announcement of funding.
The American Pancreatic Association does not pay overhead or indirect costs as part of any of its grants.