Department of Medicine

How to Apply

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 2, 2020 and are due March 1, 2020, 11:59 pm.

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.

Information sessions will be held in early 2020. Please email Donna Burgett for more information.

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.

Applicants should submit a paragraph length description of the mentor they would like to work with in the program and a scholarly project they will develop with that mentor that aligns with the mentor’s interest and/or preferred methodology.

Applicants should submit a letter of support from their supervisor, division chief or chair that acknowledges the 12 month, 20 percent time commitment and six month, 10 percent time 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.