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Diabetes Psychology Fellowship

The Diabetes Psychology Fellowship is a dynamic post-doctorate research experience designed to address the shortage of psychologists who can treat the specific needs of people with Type 1 diabetes. The 12-month fellowship program, sponsored by JDRF, requires that fellows devote their efforts towards a combination of clinical diabetes care and diabetes research. Fellows and mentors will be expected to communicate with JDRF on a quarterly basis. Fellows are also expected to participate in the JDRF-managed monthly online learning program. The online learning program will include deep dive learning opportunities for fellows related to diabetes and psychology. This fellowship follows a modified academic calendar, with the fellow starting between August 1, 2019 and September 1, 2019. 

At the end of the term, fellows should have achieved enough clinical hours for licensure and have at least two manuscripts either submitted or ready for submission. Fellows should also have submitted to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and/or American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Annual Meetings for two presentations via poster or oral session.

How to Apply

The fellowship program is intended for professionals at an early stage of their career. Each applicant must have documented research experience, a career interest in diabetes specialized psychology and must have completed a Ph.D. program in the field of psychology no more than two years prior to the application submission. There are no citizenship requirements for this fellowship and we welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

Applicants should register and submit their applications in RMS360. All applications are due no later than December 20, 2018.

Application Requirements

  • Cover letter: Applicants should write a detailed cover letter that explains why a fellowship in diabetes is a fit. Applicants should detail experience in diabetes in this letter and rank their top three host site choices for this fellowship.
  • Research project proposal: The proposal should be suitable for a 1-year fellowship training period. The project should be specific, substantive and relevant to Type 1 diabetes. The document may not exceed three pages, including all figures and tables. The document will be considered along with the entire application and will provide an example of the applicant's writing style and critical thought.
  • Future career plan statement: The applicant must include a statement of career goals and indicate the relevance of these goals to Type 1 diabetes-related research. The document must not exceed one page. 
  • References: The applicant needs to provide three letters of reference that discuss their scientific abilities and overall career potential. The reference letters must be submitted by the referees via email. These letters need to be sent to preawardsupport@jdrf.org prior to the submission deadline. Applicants will need to provide their referees with the template, which can be found in the additional attachments section of the application. Please note that applicants cannot submit reference letters on their referee’s behalf.

Important Dates

  • All applications are due no later than December 20, 2018.
  • If selected, interviews will take place from January 14, 2019 – February 18, 2019.
  • Applicant will be notified by Children's National of their decision by February 18, 2019.
  • Applicant will be notified of JDRF’s funding decisions in June 2019.

Stipend and Benefits

Fellowship stipends can be requested for up to a maximum of $55,000 per year. The specifics of the benefits package will be discussed during the interview process.

Contact Information

To inquire about the fellowship program, please contact Randi Streisand, Ph.D., C.D.E.