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Apply to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Visiting Scientist LIBRA Initiative

Attention! Deadline has been extended to Monday, February 17, 2014 -- 5 p.m. EST

What is it?

This highly competitive program allows five Greek physician scientists or biomedical researchers to participate in one- or two-year research projects of their choice under the guidance of Johns Hopkins faculty members. The program will be strictly devoted to research; there will be no clinical or patient care opportunities. Research areas may vary widely from laboratory science to clinical and population research or clinical trials.

The program is sponsored by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and The Libra Group, an international business group comprising 30 businesses in 25 locations across four continents that supports a range of community engagement and educational initiatives, many of which are focused on Greece and the Hellenic diaspora. 

Where is it?

The research program will take place at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine East Baltimore and Bayview campuses in Baltimore, Maryland.

Who is eligible?

Early career and established biomedical investigators are welcome to apply.


Attention! Deadline has been extended to Monday, February 17, 2014 -- 5 p.m. EST

Applications will be accepted starting November 1, 2013 and ending February 17, 2014. Successful candidates will be notified by April 30, 2014. Based on needs and qualifications of candidates, we anticipate making: 

  • 2 one-year awards for academic year 2014-2015, to start July 1, 2014
  • 1 one-year award for academic year 2015-2016, to start July 1, 2015
  • 1  two-year award for years 2015-2017, to start July 1, 2015
  • and 1 one-year award for year 2016-2017, to start July 1, 2016. 

Candidates may indicate their preference regarding award commencement and duration on the application form. The executive committee reserves the right to re-consider applications from earlier years or re-launch a request for application should there be no suitably qualified applicants in later years. 

How to apply?

All application materials should be submitted electronically. Please have ready a photograph of yourself, two recommendation letters and your resumé or curriculum vitae. Recommendation letters should include a statement as to what the applicant will do where and when they return to Greece. 

Why the Initiative?

The goal of this program is to facilitate the exchange of cutting-edge biomedical expertise and training and ultimately improve the status of biomedical innovation in Greece. The sponsors and organizers hope that, upon completing their research, trainees will return to Greece and leverage their experience to lead research and educational programs, including visiting professorships and joint research programs between Johns Hopkins and Greek medical institutions.

For more information

Please email Vassilis Koliatsos, M.D. for additional information.