May 11, 2017

VUMC limited submission opportunity: Pew Biomedical Scholars Program

VUMC may nominate one candidate for the 2018 Pew Biomedical Scholars Program. The program supports independent research of outstanding individuals for projects relevant to the advancement of human health. The award provides $240,000 in flexible support — $60,000 per year for a four-year period.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates must have been awarded a doctorate in biomedical sciences, medicine or a related field.
  • As of Oct. 23, nominees must hold full-time appointments at the rank of assistant professor. (Appointments such as Research Assistant Professor, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor Research Track, Visiting Professor or Instructor are not eligible.)
  • On July 7 candidates must have been in such an appointment for less than three years (not appointed before July 7, 2014), whether or not such an appointment was on a tenure track. Time spent in clinical internships, residencies, or in work toward board certification does not count as part of this three-year limit.
  • The selected candidate may be nominated by Vanderbilt two times in total. 

Anyone interested in being considered as Vanderbilt’s nominee must submit the following (in PDF format) to  by 5 p.m. on June 12: 

  1. Brief (2 page maximum) research plan including summary budget;
  2. Brief statement of support from department chair/center director ;
  3. 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. 23 deadline.

If you have any questions about the foundation or its interests and priorities, please contact Megan Smallwood, program manager (615-875-7529), at the Office of Research.