To be eligible, applicants must hold an M.D. (or equivalent) from an accredited institution, be a U.S. citizen or legal resident of the U.S. or Canada at the time of application submission, be a first or second year Fellow in an adult or pediatric fellowship program in rheumatology, nephrology, or dermatology accredited by either the American Council on Graduate Medical Education (in the U.S.) or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (in Canada).
There is no Letter of Intent. The application deadline is March 29, 2013 and the earliest funding notification is May 10, 2013. The award is for $70,000 (with the possibility of a 1-year renewal) and can be used for salary and/or research, but certain restrictions apply. In addition, awardees of specific grant mechanisms are ineligible. Please see the RFA for complete details.
You can find the Career Development Award RFA at http://www.lupus.org/rfa.