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Frawley Research Fellowship

Tom Frawley, MD ’44
Thomas F. Frawle

As a young resident, Thomas Frawley, MD ’44, sought and received funding from UB to enable him to support his family while pursuing his postgraduate training. He went on to a successful career as a nationally recognized researcher in diabetes and metabolism, serving as President of the American College of Physicians and Chair of Medicine at the St. Louis University School of Medicine. In gratitude, he established this award to aid new physician-researchers in similar circumstances.

The Thomas F. Frawley, MD, Residency Research Fellowship Fund supports medical or surgical residents and new graduates for whom research represents a primary personal interest and passion.

The award is intended to offset research costs or personal expenses to help a resident pursue research on completion of his or her residency. It may be shared among multiple recipients.

Research proposals are solicited in January and due by approximately mid April.

Award Amount

Up to $6,000


Submit all materials by Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 4:30 p.m.

Letters from your research mentor and department chair or program director are also due by Wednesday, April 15, 2015.


The recipient will be announced Saturday, May 30, 2015, at this year’s Scholarly Exchange Day.


To be eligible, you must have completed at least two years in your residency and have a close working relationship with a mentor. The award committee prefers to award this fellowship to deserving individuals who have completed residency, but individuals with the minimum two years completed, distinguished credentials and research interests are also welcome to apply.

Application Process

Evaluation Criteria

A committee of senior UB research faculty reviews applications, evaluating them in three areas:

  • candidate’s potential to develop into a clinical researcher as evidenced by letters of support and prior experience
  • quality of the research environment available to support the candidate
  • strength of the research proposal and personal statement

Required Materials

Use the online form to send nominations to Roseanne C. Berger, MD. You will need to provide these materials:

  • a CV
  • a personal statement describing your research interests, long-term career goals and plans for the coming academic year
  • a research proposal for original research or participation in ongoing research with a mentor:
    • introduction, including relevant background and significance of research
    • hypotheses
    • research design (original research or participation in ongoing research with mentor)
    • methodology
    • timeline
    • status of IRB approval
  • an NIH-style biosketch for your research mentor


You will also need to have your research mentor and department chair or program director send letters of support. Your mentor’s letter should discuss the current stage of your career development and give recommendations for your career’s next phase. Have these letters sent to Roseanne C. Berger, MD at

Contact Information

Berger, Roseanne

Roseanne Berger, MD

Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

UBMD Family Medicine at Amherst, 850 Hopkins Road Williamsville, NY 14221

Phone: (716) 688-9641; Fax: (716) 829-2447