July 8, 2014

Medical Center Limited Submission Opportunity: Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Vanderbilt may nominate five candidates for the 2015 Career Awards for Medical Scientists, which supports physician-scientists bridging advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. Grants are $700,000 for a five-year period.

Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented or translational research. Proposals in health services research or involving large-scale clinical trials are not eligible.

The ideal candidate will be two years away from becoming an independent investigator, have at least two years or more of postdoctoral research experience and have a significant publication record.

Beginning this award cycle, BWF will make up to two additional awards to clinically trained psychiatrists who focus on research at the interface between neuroscience and psychiatry. These proposals must clearly demonstrate evidence of integration of neuroscience and psychiatry in project design.

Anyone interested in being considered as one of Vanderbilt’s five nominees must submit the following (in PDF format) to LSO@vanderbilt.edu by July 30 at 5 p.m.

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 Oct. 1 deadline.

If you have any questions, please contact Adele White (adele.white@vanderbilt.edu), director, Foundation Relations, 936-1599.