Q: How many years is the Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship?
A: The fellowship is for a two year period; with a continuing third year optional. There are stipulations related to being approved for the third year.
Q: What are the stipulations related to the third year of the fellowship?
A: Fellows seeking a third year of postdoctoral fellowship training are expected to seek support for external sources, such as CTSI and PhRMA. A third year of support from the training grant can be requested. Fellows interested in consideration for a third year on the T32 Grant should construct a formal letter and send to Dr. Desta and cc: Cheryl Weatherholt.
The letter request will need to include the following:
* Why do you want a third fellowship year?
* List of milestones you have achieves during your fellowship.
* What are your goals and objectives for this additional year?
* How will a third year help you achieve your goals?
* What alternative plans do you have if your goals aren't obtained?
* What are your long-term career goals?
Q: What training opportunities will be available to me?
A: Listed below are the training opportunies:
* NIH Principles of Clinical Pharmacology Course
* Didactics (a list of topics can be seen here)
* Weekly Journal Club
* Weekly Personalized Therapeutics Seminars
* Ethics Course
* Ethics Seminars
* Clinical Consults
Q: How will I get paid?
A: Postdoctoral fellows on grants are paid a stipend at the beginning of each month for that month. No taxes are withheld from the stipend payment; however, you may have a tax obligation. Fellows are strongly encouraged to meet with a tax advisor early in their fellowship to be made aware of any necessary taxes they are obligated to pay. These payments usually involve a quarterly estimate tax payment.
The university does not issue a W2 since grant trainees are not considered employees. The university does send a letter at the end of the calendar year to summarize the amount of stipend the fellow receives to assist with their tax returns.
Q: Are fellows eligible for benefits?
A: Postdoctoral fellows on grants are not eligible for employee-paid benefit programs, including contributions to self-funded retirement programs and the tax saver benefit programs typically available to employees.
Q: Will I be offered health insurance?
A: Yes. Our fellows are offered medical insurance through Anthem (for non-employee students/grant and fellowship recipients) administered by the university. Additional information regarding the fellows' health insurance can be obtained at this link: http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefits/fellowship_recipients.html.