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Letters of Support

Department or program chair:
  • department’s commitment to mentoring the candidate as an independent researcher
  • assurance that the candidate will not have commitments that exceed 25% effort.
  • assurance to provide funds for salary support and research supplies not covered by the K12.
  • letters for fellows must indicate clear support to hire the scholar as an assistant professor or instructor.
Mentor statements:
  • mentorship team’s relationship with and commitment to the applicant scholar.
  • primary mentor must be affiliated with UMMS, UMMS-Baystate, or VHA CHOIR.
  • statement of support for the training plan
  • anticipated level of mentoring, including frequency and type of contact
  • coordination among the full mentoring team
  • how the proposed project fits with the mentor’s ongoing program of research and research/practice resources
  • specific source(s) of available grant or institutional support for the project
Two letters of reference:
  • attesting to the candidate’s commitment to and potential for development as an independent implementation scientist.