The Department of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine recruits up to six junior to mid-level career faculty members to participate in the Advanced Scholars Program for Internists in Research and Education (ASPIRE). Four faculty are selected from the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics and two faculty are selected from other divisions or departments.
Applications open January 10, 2022 and are due no later than 11:59 p.m. on February 13, 2022. The new ASPIRE cohort will be announced in early March. The new cohort of scholars will begin the program July 1, 2022.
Faculty who are an assistant professor on the clinical/educator, clinical or other non-research track in any unit or health system partner with an interest in developing an area of scholarship are encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to those who have worked in the department at least half time for two years or more.
Each scholar’s home division or department will be asked to cover scholar protected time and the cost of the program. This coverage is guaranteed for scholars within the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics.
Required Information Sessions
Please contact Donna Burgett to schedule a required pre-application information meeting with Rich Frankel and/or Ann Cottingham
Letter of Interest/CV
Applicants should submit a letter of interest describing how participation in the program fits their career goals and what they hope to achieve from participating in the program. A CV should be included with your letter of interest.
Scholarly Project Description
Applicants should submit a paragraph length description of the scholarly project you want to develop.
Letter of Support
Applicants should submit a letter of support from their supervisor, division chief or chair that acknowledges the 12 month .20 FTE commitment and 6 month .10 FTE commitment for the program. The letter should include an agreement that covered time for the program will be available based on scholar research and program needs, including time for biweekly half day meetings, and an assurance of return to full or part time work following the program.
Faculty in the Department of Medicine who are an assistant professor on the clinical/educator, clinical or other non-research track with an interest in developing an area of scholarship are encouraged to apply.