October 9, 2012

University-wide limited submission opportunity

Vanderbilt University may nominate one candidate for the Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award Program for 2013. This award provides $500,000 over five years for investigators involved in the fields of cancer, immunology and neuroscience. The foundation seeks candidates of extraordinary promise with recent appointments at the faculty level (first three years in a tenure track appointment preferred), and projects with above-average risk that break new ground and challenge the status quo.

Anyone interested in being considered as Vanderbilt’s nominee must submit the following (in PDF format) to LSO@vanderbilt.edu by 5 p.m. on Nov. 1:

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. All applicants should verify their eligibility in advance through the foundation website.

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 Jan. 25, 2013 deadline.

If you have any questions about the foundation or its interests and priorities, please contact Ashley Brady, Ph.D., associate director, Foundation Relations, at 343-4217.