Exceptional senior Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows are invited to apply for the David and Lindsay Morgenthaler Endowed Fellowship to conduct research in Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Institute. The David and Lindsay Morgenthaler Endowed Fellowship will provide up to 3 years of support with a stipend salary of a minimum of $55,000 per year and excellent fringe benefits.
Selection criteria for successful candidates will include the following:
All Lerner Research Institute principal investigators are potential mentors for Morgenthaler Fellows. Mentor preferences and research interests can be determined by reviewing individual research programs by the Lerner Research Institute's research departments. Applicants who are completing a PhD program in the lab of a Lerner Research Institute faculty member may apply, but the applicant must be seeking a novel training experience in a different Institute lab.
Qualified candidates must submit:
There are two application deadlines per year. Applicants must select one or the other to be considered for the award. All application material, including references and the mentor list must be sent to REO@ccf.org and received by Nov. 1 or May 1. All application material must be in pdf format.
Please notify your references of this website and the following information. Letters of reference should be in pdf format and sent from the reference directly to REO@ccf.org by Nov. 1 or May 1, whichever deadline the applicant selects.
Your reference for the applicant should include the following applicant qualifications relative to his or her peer group. Please rank the applicant in each of the 6 areas indicated below using the 1 through 5 scale provided. In addition, we would like your candid assessment of the applicant with written comments. Please indicate your relationship to the applicant and how long you have worked with the applicant. Alternatively, letters of reference addressing the qualities below will be accepted. Please send all reference materials with complete contact information to REO@ccf.org by Nov. 1 or May 1 whichever deadline the applicant selects.
(A) Laboratory Skills
(B) Scientific Creativity / Originality
(C) Critical Thinking Skills
(D) Familiarity with Scientific Literature
(E) Communication Skills
(F) Overall Potential for an Independent Research Career
(1) - Exceptional: Equal to the very best in the current peer group
(2) - Outstanding: In the top 10% of the current peer group
(3) - Very Strong: In the top 25% of the current peer group
(4) - Above Average: In the top 55% of the current peer group
(5) - Average or Below: In comparison to the current peer group