Each academic year the EFF awards a maximum of 18 research grants. Since the grants are awarded in two cycles, applications can be submitted in either early spring or late summer. All of the decisions regarding the allocation of the grants are made by the Board of Directors of the EFF and are based on the quality and potential value of the research proposed. Physicians in training interested in applying for research grants should contact the EFF for additional information.
The Preceptorship program was instituted in 1999, it has provided an opportunity for over 180 endocrine fellows to spend 2 weeks with a mentor (and his/her faculty) and be exposed to an extensive experience in a specific area of endocrinology. During this time, fellows participate in specialty clinics and are introduced to research approaches and techniques that are particularly useful in these subspecialty areas of endocrinology and metabolism.