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The Eleanor and Miles Shore Scholars in Medicine Program

The Fiftieth Anniversary Program for Scholars in Medicine was established in 1995 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the admission of women to HMS and to acknowledge the important contributions of women to the School. As part of this celebration, a Fellowship program was established to help junior faculty at the point in their careers when they must teach, do research, compete for grants, publish, or practice (if a clinical faculty member) at the same time they may be assuming increased family or other responsibilities. The program was renamed in 2004 to honor Doctors Eleanor and Miles Shore's efforts on behalf of the 50th Anniversary Program for Scholars in Medicine.

The purpose of the Fellowship Program is to enhance the quality and diversity of the Harvard Medical School faculty at all ranks. Stipends are offered to junior faculty at the most vulnerable point in their academic careers, namely, when young physicians and scientists must teach, do research, compete for grants, publish, and practice (if a clinical faculty member) at the same time they may be assuming increased family or other responsibilities. While both men and women may apply, this support is an important part of HMS’s efforts to increase the representation of women at the higher ranks in the Faculty of Medicine.

The intention of the Fellowship is to support academic activities such as buying protected time from clinical or laboratory responsibilities to pursue academic work, including writing a grant application, preparing a manuscript, completing a research project, or developing a new curriculum. Funds awarded could also be used for additional laboratory assistance at a time when the junior faculty member does not yet have independent funding. The Fellowship is not intended to provide total support.

The awards may be used for “mini-sabbaticals” during which the scholar might “buy-out” clinical or laboratory responsibilities long enough to write a grant, finish critical research, develop a new curriculum or prepare a manuscript. Alternatively, awards may also be used to provide laboratory assistance at a time when a junior faculty member does not yet have independent funding. The Program seeks to use these, as well as other strategies, to increase the diversity of the faculty at all levels. Individual Shore Fellowships provide an average of $30,000-$50,000 of funding per year.

Eligibility:

  • M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree
  • Appointment as Instructor or Assistant Professor in HMS or HSDM
  • May not have been a past recipient of Scholars in Medicine Fellowship.

Visit HMS 50th Anniversary Shore Fellowships for more information.

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