Fellows Award Competition Opens for 2000
The sixth annual NIH-wide Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE) 2000 competition will again this year provide recognition for outstanding scientific research performed by intramural postdoctoral fellows. Winners of FARE each receive a $1,000 stipend to use for presenting their work at a meeting in the United States. Fellows who apply to FARE must submit an abstract of their research, which will be evaluated anonymously on scientific merit, originality, experimental design and overall quality. Last year, FARE 1999 was very competitive: 666 abstracts were submitted, of which 130 were selected to receive the FARE award&emdash;an overall success rate of 19.5 percent (for FARE 1999 winning abstracts, see ftp://helix.nih.gov/felcom/www/farewinners.html.
For FARE 2000, the NIH fellows committee expects a success rate of 25 percent. The travel award must be used between Oct. 1, 1999, and Sept. 30, 2000. The competition is open to postdoctoral IRTA's, visiting fellows, and other fellows with less than 5 years total postdoctoral experience in the NIH intramural research program. In addition, pre-IRTAs performing their dissertation research at NIH are also eligible to compete. Visiting scientists/fellows must not have been tenured at their home institute. Questions about eligibility should be addressed to your institute's scientific director.
Fellows are asked to submit their application, including abstract, electronically, between May 3 and June 1, 1999, via ftp://helix.nih.gov/felcom/index.html. Those who cannot access the electronic application in their laboratory can find computers at the Scientific Computing Resource Center in Bldg. 12A, Rm. 1018, the User Resource Center in Bldg. 31, Rm. B2B47, as well as the NIH Library in Bldg. 10. Winners will be announced by September 1999. Information is also available at the NIH fellows committee Web site above. Questions may also be addressed to FARE2000@nih.gov or to your institute's fellows committee representative.
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