Jefferson Emerging Medical Scholars Program Junior Faculty Award

The Jefferson Emerging Medical Scholars Program (JEMS) Junior Faculty Award is an initiative between the Office of the Provost and the Jefferson Clinical Research Institute (JCRI) to support junior faculty in developing their careers in clinical research. This award provides a unique opportunity for Jefferson to strengthen efforts to bridge the gap to success for selected early career clinician-scientists by protecting 20% of their effort + fringe rate for two years (up to $50,000 of direct salary support each year).

Eligibility for Submission

Any Jefferson faculty that holds that status of Instructor or Assistant Professor and is within the first five years of their appointment is encouraged to apply. Applicants must have active financial support for their research and be able to identify a faculty-clinician scientist mentor in their selected area of expertise.

Mentorship & Application Requirements

Each application will need to include a personal statement, mentoring plan, proposed research project that will be the primary focus for the awardee, and letters of support from the mentor and department chair. Current external funding to support applicants effort will be considered. Since the award does not include funding for the research project, the applicant is asked to provide a statement that the project has necessary funding to complete.  

Frequently Asked Questions

The funding is for $50k (plus fringe) per year.  The salary that this is calculated on is full professional salary (clinical and research) with the intent of protecting 20% of professional effort up to a $50k cap.

No. The intent of this award is to provide protected time for any clinician-scientist at Jefferson. Non-physician clinicians are encouraged to apply. 

Yes. As long as the early career clinician is only submitting one application, the same mentor can be listed in multiple applications.

2024 Submission Dates TBA

Questions regarding the Jefferson Emerging Medical Scholars Program may be addressed to Tyler Kmiec