May 16, 2019

Nominations 0pen for 2019 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

Nominations for the 2019 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar are invited now through Friday, June 7 at 5mp.m.

Candidates for the Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar are female graduate students in biomedical sciences at Vanderbilt (PhD or MD/PhD track) who have completed the qualifying exam and have at least one year left to complete the PhD degree. Competitive nominees are those who demonstrate excellent leadership qualities through their research and service to the scientific community, as well as characteristics that exhibit outstanding potential to impact medicine through research during their careers.

The Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar receives a $1,000 cash prize and is afforded the distinct opportunity to be mentored for a year by the corresponding recipient of the Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science — a woman scientist of national reputation who has a stellar record of research accomplishments and is known for her mentorship of women in science. 

This cycle’s scholar will be mentored by the 2019 Vanderbilt Prize recipient, Christine Seidman, MD, Thomas W. Smith Professor in Medicine and Genetics at the Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Seidman is widely known for identification and ongoing study of the genetic causes of human heart diseases. The Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar will be recognized during Seidman’s Flexner Discovery Lecture on Sept. 12.

Nominee eligibility:

·      Female graduate student in biomedical sciences at Vanderbilt (PhD or MD/PhD track)

·      Must have at least one year left to complete the PhD degree

·      Must have completed the qualifying examination

Nomination process:

Nominations are accepted from department chairs or program directors in the biomedical sciences, as well as directors of graduate studies and faculty mentors.

The following nomination materials should be submitted as a single PDF by June 7 at 5 p.m. via https://is.gd/2019studentscholar

·      Nominee’s CV

·      Nomination letter from the faculty mentor, advisor, or nominator

·      Copy of the nominee’s thesis proposal

·      Committee report from the nominee’s qualifying examination

For more information, visit the Office of Research website.