August 15, 2013

University-wide limited submission opportunity: Faculty Scholars Program, the Greenwall Foundation

Vanderbilt University may nominate one candidate for the 2014 Faculty Scholars Program. The award supports 50 percent of a scholar’s salary plus benefits for three years, up to the NIH cap, with 10 percent institutional costs for the salary and benefits.

In addition, the foundation provides $5,000 each year for limited project support and travel (no indirect costs are provided for these items). Applicants must be junior faculty members holding at least a 60 percent appointment in a tenure series at a university or non-profit research institute in the United States. Priority will be given to applicants who have not yet been considered for tenure, who have not received a comparable career development award, and whose work will have an impact on public policy, biomedical research or clinical practice.

Priority will be given to applicants whose research addresses innovative and emerging topics. Lower priority will be given to applicants who are primarily carrying out institutional change, educational reform or theoretical bioethics research.

Anyone interested in being considered as Vanderbilt’s nominee must submit the following (in PDF format) to by 5 p.m. on Sept. 6:

1. Brief (two-page maximum) research plan including summary budget
2. Brief statement of support from department chair/center director
3. A brief CV or NIH Biosketch

Submissions should reference the program name in the subject line of the email.

Once received, all proposals will be forwarded to an internal review committee that will choose the final nominee. The chosen nominee will submit a full proposal to the foundation by the Nov. 1 deadline.
If you have any questions about the foundation or its interest and priorities, please contact Julie Koh, director, Foundation Relations, at or 343-6469.