April 6, 2017

Medical Center-wide Limited Submission Opportunity: American Diabetes Association

Vanderbilt University Medical Center may nominate one candidate for the 2017 American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes awards competition. The nominee may apply for one of the following:

  • The Initiator Award (researchers in postdoctoral training)
  • The Accelerator Award (early-career diabetes investigators)
  • The Visionary Award (established investigators, new to diabetes research)

 

Initiator Award

Award Type

Support

Term

Researchers in training transitioning to independence

Up to $1.625M total over two phases

Phase 1 (mentored)

$100,000/year maximum

2 years

Phase 2 (independent)

$325,000/year maximum

5 years

 

Accelerator Award

Award Type

Support

Term

Early-career diabetes investigators

Up to $1.625M total

$325,000/year

5 years

 

Visionary Award

Award Type

Support

Term

Established investigators new to diabetes

Up to $1.625M total

$325,000/year

5 years

 

Anyone interested in being considered as VUMC’s nominee must submit the following (in PDF format) to LSO@vanderbilt.edu  by 5 p.m. on April 28, 2017. 

  1. Brief (2 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.  All applicants should verify their eligibility in advance through the sponsor website. Please review all requirements of the grant and discuss with the appropriate department chair/center director before submitting.

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 July 3, 2017 deadline.

If you have any questions about the sponsor or its interests and priorities, please contact Megan Smallwood, (5-7529), Program Manager in the Office of Research.