What is the breakdown of my award funds?

We provide 125% of the current NIH salary for your year as a postdoc and cover your institution’s fringe rate. This amount is adjusted for the second year of the fellowship. We offer an additional $10,000 in operational support and $3,500 for travel and conferences, per year.

How do I receive my funds?

The payment schedule is outlined in the acceptance letter and grant agreement in your welcome packet. Your award will be forwarded to you each year by your institution.

Can I accept funding from another source while I am a Revson Fellow?

No.

What is the fellowship period?

The fellowship provides two years of funding.

What are my responsibilities as a first-year fellow?

As a first-year fellow, you are responsible for submitting an interim report outlining your first year of research. Please consult your welcome packet for your individual report deadline. Your second year of funding is contingent upon receipt and approval of this report. You are expected to attend the Charles H. Revson Biomedical Fellows Meeting and Dinner in New York City and to present a poster displaying your research.

What are the guidelines for the interim report?

The interim report includes a complete, itemized list of expenditures, which needs to come directly from the department at your institution responsible for administering grant funds; and a report summarizing your work to date. The format of this report is up to you. We do not have a minimum or maximum page limit, but past submissions have generally been between 5-10 pages. The majority of the report (70-80%) should focus on what you have already accomplished, and the rest can be devoted to future plans. Please consult your individual welcome packet for deadlines, as these dates vary from year to year.

What are my responsibilities as a second-year fellow?

As a second-year fellow, you are responsible for submitting a final report outlining your research upon completion of the fellowship period. You are expected to attend the Charles H. Revson Biomedical Fellows Meeting and Dinner in New York City and to give a presentation of your research.

What are the guidelines for the final report?

The final report includes a complete, itemized list of expenditures, which needs to come directly from the department at your institution responsible for administering grant funds; and a complete report of your work over the course of the fellowship and your progress in fulfilling the goal of the grant. Please consult your individual welcome packet for deadlines, as these dates vary from year to year.

What is the Charles H. Revson Senior Fellowship in Biomedical Science Meeting and Dinner?

This annual event hosted by the Foundation in the spring of each year brings together all current fellows, the Foundation’s trustees and staff, and guests from the scientific community for an evening of networking and presentation of research. There is a distinguished keynote speaker, talks by members of the Revson selection committee, presentations from second-year fellows, and a poster session by first-year fellows. Attendance at this event each year is a requirement of the fellowship; formal invitations are sent via email and regular mail.

How can alumni stay connected?

The Foundation circulates an annual survey to stay updated on the achievements of all current and former fellows. We also encourage all fellows and alumni to join the Charles H. Revson Foundation Biomedical Fellows group on Facebook. This group allows Revson Biomedical Fellows to connect with current and former program participants. The site is open only to Revson Biomedical Fellows classes of 2005 to the present. To join the group simply click on the link above, log into Facebook, and click on the “Join Group” tab at the top of the page.

In addition, you will receive a mandatory survey via email each year, which you are required to fill out and return to Revson in order to keep the Foundation updated on your work during and after the fellowship.