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Lilly Innovation Fellowship Award (LIFA)

Eli Lilly and Company is pleased to announce the opening of the 2015 Lilly Innovation Fellowship Award (LIFA) program, a competitive post-doctoral fellowship award. This program is designed to foster post-doctoral career development through the recognition of highly innovative pre-competitive post-doctoral research proposals by providing the recipient with up to 4 years of funding and a unique training experience.

Recognizing that many post-doctoral training programs cannot always prepare young scientists for the full cross section of job opportunities available to them (academia, industry, biotech/start-up, government, not-for-profit research), Lilly has designed this program to broaden a post-doctoral scientist’s training experience. Key to the success of this program is the establishment of an academic-industry training partnership where a post-doctoral scientist and their academic mentor are paired with a Lilly scientist who serves as an industry mentor.

The two mentors work together for the benefit of the post-doctoral trainee. To provide more flexibility to the post-doc, Lilly is making the following changes to the LIFA program.

The preliminary application package must be submitted via email to LIFA@Lilly.com. The deadline for receipt of applications is January 28, 2016.

Please refer to Program Guidelines, Privacy and Consent and Preliminary Research Proposal Template for more information.