November 17, 2011

University-wide Limited Submission Opportunity Scholars Award: Rita Allen Foundation

 

Vanderbilt University may nominate one candidate for the Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award Program for 2012. These awards provide $500,000 over five years for investigators involved in the fields of analgesics, cancer, immunology and neuroscience.

The foundation prefers candidates of extraordinary promise with recent appointments at the faculty level and projects with above-average risk that break new ground and challenge the status quo.

In order to be considered as the nominee for Vanderbilt University, please send the following as a preliminary proposal, in PDF format, to John BuAbbud, (john.buabbud@vanderbilt.edu), by noon on Wednesday, Dec. 7:

• A letter of nomination from candidate’s department chair or center director

• A description of the proposed research (not to exceed four pages), include title, specific aims, research methods and research significance (references may exceed page limit)

• The candidate’s CV or NIH biosketch

• A list of all past, current and pending support

Each applicant submitting a proposal by the deadline of Wednesday, Dec. 7, at noon, will receive a confirmation e-mail that the application has been received. Applications received after this date will not be considered. All proposals will be forwarded to an internal review committee that will choose the final nominee by late December.

Once the decision has been made, applicants will be notified by e-mail of the status of their proposals, and the chosen nominee will submit a proposal to the foundation by Feb. 1, 2012.

If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Brady, Ph.D., (ashley.brady@vanderbilt.edu), associate director of Foundation Relations.

This notice will also be posted on FIND Grants (Foundation INitiatives Database) under the Limited Submissions Opportunities tab.