How to Apply
Submit an application online and provide two letters of support. For more detailed instructions, see award description.
To support the final year of research training in a pediatric endocrinology fellowship for highly qualified individuals preparing for a career in academic pediatric endocrinology. Both clinical and basic research projects are eligible.
Qualifications of Candidate
Fellows who are PES members in good standing and who are in an approved training program in Pediatric Endocrinology are eligible for the Research Fellowship Award. U.S. citizenship or green card status is NOT required. Those with career plans in North America are favored.
A candidate may apply for support if they:
- Has either an MD or DO degree.
- Will be in their third or fourth year of fellowship and will not have a faculty appointment at the time of the award (institutional documentation required for any fourth-year fellows indicating that he or she will not concomitantly be holding a junior faculty position at the time of the award).
- Note that multiple applications from one institution may be submitted, but only one application may be funded from a single institution.
Awardees will be expected to submit their research findings for presentation at the national PES meeting at the conclusion of the granting period. PES will also request that awardees acknowledge PES funding in all manuscripts generated as a result work supported by grant funds from PES as well as provide copies of such manuscripts and information concerning future academic appointments and subsequent grant awards for 5 years following completion of the PES award.
Amount of Award
This is a one-year stipend to cover the salary of the Fellow (not including fringe benefits). The award is for up to $50,000. The exact amount of funding for each review cycle will be determined by the Awards Committee depending on the amount of available funds (including corporate sponsorship) available at the time of the review of the application.
Awardees are requested to notify the committee of any delays in the progress of his or her proposal. For funds that are not used during the term of the grant award, a one-time only request for a no-cost extension (NCE) can be made to the Awards Committee and PES Board of Directors, and, if approved, a 1-year NCE will be granted. Salaries must be supplemented by departmental funds to meet appropriate fellowship stipends (if applicable). No funds may be held for indirect or overhead expenses by the institutions.
If a candidate holds or is applying for any other grant proposing related studies to those in the RFA, PES requests that a copy of the specific aims, hypotheses, and budgets of the other grant(s) be included in the RFA application so that reviewers can assess the degree of potential overlap.
Dates of 2019 Awards: July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021
Detailed Application Instructions
Applications are submitted on-line through the PES website. An applicant must be a member of PES (dues paid for this current year) in order to be able to access the application. Applicants will then be directed to register. This will allow initiation of the application process and enable returning to finish different sections at a later time using the registration log-in.
The Career Training and Research sections (parts 3 and 4 under the Applicant Section) must be limited to no more than seven pages in Arial 11-point or comparable font. An application not compliant with these guidelines or received after the due date will be returned to the applicant and not reviewed. Applications must contain a Training Plan as well as a Research Plan. The Research Plan must describe how the proposed training will serve as a suitable vehicle for the applicant to reach his or her overall career goals and for acquiring the skills, theories, conceptual approaches, and methodologies necessary to become an independent researcher. Note that no formal Budget sheet is required because all funds are automatically applied to salary.
Two letters of support are required and should be submitted with the application. One must be from the Training Program Director (Sponsor) and the other from the Research Mentor (individual supervising the research project) who is an established investigator with a record of extramural research support.
If one individual plays both roles, the second letter should be from the Head of the applicant’s Scholarship Oversight Committee (Co-Sponsor) or the Chief of the Division. The Research Mentor must verify funding availability for support of the research project.
General Scoring of Applications
Applications will be reviewed by the PES Awards Committee, as well as by expert external reviewers. Reviewers will use the NIH grant application 9-point scale scoring system for the Overall Impact Score and Individual Scores for four core criteria:
- Mentor-mentoring plan and mentor support/funding
- Innovation-approach and appropriateness of the project for the fellow
- Local environment and presence of outside funding.
2019 - 2020
Jennifer Ikle - Generation and analysis of a zebrafish model of KATP-dependent congenital hyperinsulinism
Rebecca Harris - Chromosomal and Hormonal Contributions to Sexually Dimorphic Human Disease
Alyssa Huang - Dietary Cholesterol and Neuropeptide Agouti Related Peptide Act in Concert to Regulate Food Seeking Behavior
Liya Kerem - The neurobiological underpinnings of avoidant/restrictive eating behavior by weight
2017 - 2018
Shai Fuchs - Role of glucagon-like peptides in the regulation of hepatic steatosis
Margaret Stefater - Splanchnic amino acid sequestration as a key mechanism for metabolic improvement after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
2016 - 2017
Mireille El Bejjani, MD - The role of soluble lipid transport proteins in modulating the metabolic effects of LRH-1
Nora Renthal, MD, PhD - Exploring transient receptor potential melastatin 6 (TRPM6) as a channel-kinase regulator of mineral metabolism
2015 - 2016
Stephen Stone, MD - The role of regenerating protein in Î² cell endoplasmic reticulum stress
Kim Shams, MD - A Mechanistic examination of dietary composition on metabolic fuel availability
Leslie Kimura, MD - Humanin: pro-differentiation effects and cytoprotection against oxidative stress in myoblasts
2014 - 2015
Christine Ferrara, MD - Fgfr1 signaling regulates pancreatic islet function
David Sparling, MD - The role of notch in adipose function
Risa Wolf, MD - Determining the role of CTRP3 in human and rodent metabolism
2013 - 2014
Melanie Cree Green, MD - Impact of obesity and androgens on cardiovascular function and organ specific insulin sensitivity in youth with PCOS
Michelle Van Name, MD - Changes in appetite related gut peptides and associated brain regulation of satiety measured by fMRI after lifestyle modification in obese insulin resistant adolescents.
Jeffrey Roizen, MD, PhD - CYP2R1 polymorphisms determine serum [25(OH)D]
Youn Hee Jee, MD - The role of heparin-binding growth factors in childhood growth and growth disorders
2012 - 2013
Bharti Balhara M.D. - Using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells to Dissect the Impact of Genetic Insulin Resistance on Cellular Metabolism
Yung-Ping Chin M.D. - Humanin: A novel endocrine treatment for diabetes-related neuronal damage
Monica Grover M.D. - Dissecting the Role of Osteoblast Derived Nitric Oxide in Bone Remodeling
Christina Jacobsen M.D., Ph.D. - Treatment of Severe Osteogenesis Imperfecta By Increasing LRP5 Signaling
Grace Kim M.D. - Nutrigenetics study of fatty liver disease in obese youth
Jennifer Danzig , M.D. - Energy expenditure and body composition in Pseudohypoparathyroidism 1a
Bethany Freedman, M.D. - Adrenal lineage development: role of the zona glomerulosa
Shana McCormack , M.D. - Effects of exercise training on insulin resistance in children and adolescents
Jennifer Rehm , M.D. - Early detection and significance of fatty liver disease in adolescent girls with polycystic ovary disease
Durga Singer , M.D. - Stress and obesity: the role of neuropeptide Y in adipose tissue inflammation
Jenise Wong , M.D. - Metabolic effects of inherited short sleep mutations
Andrew Calabria, M.D. - Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 and post-prandial hypoglycemia after fundoplication
Nursen Gurtunca, M.D. - IL-7 transduced dendritic cells as regulators of autoimmunity of diabetes mellitus
Belinda Lennerz, M.D. - Effects of dietary glycemic index on brain function
Jeanie Tryggestad, M.D. - Vascular compliance and endothelial function in children with obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
Jonathon Wasserman, M.D. - The Role of p53 mutation and structural genomic variation in pediatric arenocortical carcinoma
Yun Yan, M.D. - IGF-1 promotes mesenchymal stem cell bone formation in fracture healing
Brigid Gregg, M.D. - What is the role of protein kinase C delta in beta-cell function, growth and death and its relationship to the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes?
Melinda Penn, M.D. - The microRNA expression profile of the human pancreatic beta-cell
Jennifer Sherr, M.D.
Lisa Gallo, M.D. - "The Chromosome 8 contribution to Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) resistance"
Natalie Shaw, M.D. - The effect of sleep apnea on nocturnal GnRH/LH secretion in children in early puberty
Cem Demirci, M.D.
Siri Atma Greeley, M.D. - Diagnosis and treatment of neonatal diabetes mellitus
Dorit Koren, M.D.
Ali Mohamadi, M.D. - Mutation analysis of muscarinic cholinergic receptors in familial isolated growth hormone deficiency type IB
Rachana Shah, M.D. - Identification of novel human adipocytokines through evoked inflammation of adipose in vivo
Brian Bordini, M.D. - Hormone rhythms in early pubertal obese girls with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Christine M. Burt-Soloranzo, M.D. - Perinatal nutrition and the maturation of glucose metabolism and hypothalmic feeding circuits in mice
Yee-Ming Chan, M.D. - Identifying pubertal regulators of Kiss1 expression
Ann-Marie Francisco, M.D. - Adipose tissue expression of Icam1 correlates with macrophage content, adiposity and insulin resistance
Elvira Isganaitis, M.D.
Nina Jain, M.D. - Cell-Specific IGF-I and IGFI-R expression during cuprizone-induced demyelinating brain injury
Vaneeta Bamba, M.D.
Jacalyn M. Bishop, M.D.
Scott M. Blackman, M.D., Ph.D.
Clement C. Cheung, M.D., Ph.D.
Brian J. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D.
Sara Pinney, M.D.
Ruvdeep S. Randhawa, M.D.
Mark DeBoer, M.D.
Nina Ham, M.D.
Olga Hardy, M.D.
Michael Stalvey, M.D.
Joshua Yang, M.D.
Tandy Aye, M.D.
Stephanie Drobac, M.D.
David Olson, M.D., Ph.D.
Deanna Adkins, M.D.
Dennis J. Chia, M.D.
Mina Kim, M.D.
David Breault, M.D.
Alexander Maret, M.D.
Weizhen Xu, M.D.
Michael S. D. Agus, M.D.
Andrea Haqq, M.D.
Diva Ng, M.D.
Andrea Kelly, M.D.
Lawrence Wetterau, M.D.
Robert Ferry, M.D.
Jake A. Kushner, M.D.
Dionisios Chrysis, M.D.
Adda Grimberg, M.D.
Stuart A. Weinzimer, M.D.
Marjorie Zakaria, M.D.
Ruben Diaz, M.D., Ph.D.
David Geller, M.D.
Alan A. Herschenfeld, M.D.
Lorraine E. Levitt Katz, M.D.
David Ludwig, M.D.
Alan B. Cortez, M.D.
David W. Cooke, M.D.
Pinchas Cohen, M.D.
Ying Tai Chang, M.D.