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Pediatric Endocrine Society

Formerly Named in Honor of Lawson Wilkins

Research Award Program for Fellows

Rising Star Award (RSA)

The purpose of this small grant award is to support and encourage research efforts of fellows. The maximum amount of funding available for each of these grants is $2000 for one year. The PES plans to fund a maximum of 5 grants every 6 months. The RSA program is in addition to the already established and larger Research Fellowship Award program.


Fellows/In-Training members who are PES members in good standing and who are in an approved training program in Pediatric Endocrinology are eligible for the Rising Star Award. U.S. citizenship or green card status is NOT required. Those with career plans in North America are favored.

A candidate may apply for support if he or she:

  1. Has an MD, DO or equivalent degree.
  2. Has more than 6 months of fellowship training remaining at the time of the start of the award.
    • Candidates on F grants, K grants (individual or institutional), those who have received a PES Research Fellowship Award, and prior recipients of the RSA are NOT eligible for the award.
    • The competition is open to fellows on an institutional T32 grant.
    • Multiple applications from one institution may be submitted.

Application Deadlines: 5PM EST - January 31, 2020 and July 22, 2020.

Funding Start Dates: July 1st for January applications / January 1st for July applications.

  • Indirect costs are not allowed.
  • The monies cannot be used for salary support of the fellow


Submit a one page (maximum) proposal with an outline of the research proposal and updated CV. Grants will be judged on Significance, Innovation, Research Approach and Feasibility, Training Potential for the Fellow (how will the project advance the research training of the Fellow), and Budget Justification (how the funds will be utilized to advance the research agenda of the fellow applicant)

Proposals can be submitted to with the subject line: Rising Star Award (RSA)_YOUR LAST NAME