January 12, 2012

Deadline extended for Ellison Medical Foundation 2012 New Scholar Award

The internal proposal deadline for the Ellison Medical Foundation 2012 New Scholar Award in Aging program has been extended until Jan. 20. Vanderbilt University may nominate two candidates for the 2012 New Scholar Award in Aging. This four-year, $400,000 award is for young investigators in the basic biological sciences studying lifespan development processes and age-related diseases and disabilities. Areas of specific interest are listed in the linked document above. Previously funded projects are listed on the foundation website.

Awards are intended for investigators who are in the first three years of their research career following their post‐doctoral fellowship experience. Nominees must hold regular full-time appointments (tenure or non-tenure) by March 1 and must have been in such an appointment at any institution no earlier than July 15, 2009. Time spent in clinical internships, post‐doctoral training, residencies or in work toward board certification does not count as part of the three‐year limit.

The Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholars may hold one other career development award from a private source concurrently for up to one year. The limitation is with regard to overlap of funding type, even in the absences of scientific overlap.

In order to be selected as a nominee, the investigator must submit the following to John BuAbbud by Friday, Jan. 20, at noon:

• Letter of reference from candidate's department chair

• Candidate's CV (not to exceed two pages, including publications)

• Description of candidate's proposed research (not to exceed two pages including graphics). Include specific aims, methods and significance of proposed research, including its relevance to aging

• Description of candidate's most significant research contribution to date (not to exceed one page)

• A list of current and pending awards.

Each applicant submitting a proposal by the deadline of Jan. 20, will receive a confirmation email that the application has been received. Applications received after this date will not be considered. Once the awards committee has reached a decision in late January, the applicants will be notified by email of the status of their applications. Final deadline for the award is March 1.

If you have any questions, please contact Julie Koh , associate director of Foundation Relations, at julie.koh@vanderbilt.edu.

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