How do I apply?

Your institution will circulate the fellowship announcement, detailing application procedures and requirements, along with application materials. You should submit your application to your institution.

When can I expect the fellowship announcement to be circulated?

Revson sends the fellowship announcement to participating institutions at the beginning of January each year. Your institution will circulate the announcement soon thereafter.

Do I have to be a U.S. citizen to apply?

No. This fellowship is open to legal residents of the United States as well as US citizens. Candidates need not be permanent residents; however, in order to be eligible for the fellowship you must obtain appropriate visa documentation that is valid for the entire duration of the fellowship.

What materials are necessary for a complete application?

You need to submit the following to your institution (not to Revson):

  • Application cover sheet
  • Your CV and bibliography
  • Your sponsor’s CV and bibliography or biographical sketch in NIH format
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one from your sponsors
  • Research proposal

More detailed requirements are outlined in the fellowship announcement from your institution.

What stage of research do you fund?

Eligible applicants must have already completed two or three years of postdoctoral research on the same project at one institution. This fellowship is specifically for researchers entering their third or fourth year of postdoctoral research.

What if I have completed more than one postdoc or switched labs/research projects?

Eligibility will be determined on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the selection committee.

How are winners selected?

After an internal selection process, each participating institution nominates two candidates. Nominations are then sent to an independent selection committee, which chooses the finalists.

What does it mean if I have been selected as a finalist?

You have been chosen by the selection committee to receive the award, pending approval by Revson’s Board of Directors. Generally, all finalists are approved.

How many fellows receive funding?

The Foundation awards up to eight fellowships every year.

What is the start date of the fellowship?

Fellows may choose to begin their fellowship any time between July 1st and October 1st in the year it is awarded.

Can I defer my award?

While the Foundation generally discourages deferment, the selection committee will consider deferments on a case-by-case basis.