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Active Internal Calls for Limited Submission Nominations 

Internal review process required to choose institutional nominees


Limited Submission Eligibility Guidelines

The following tags serve as a guide for submission instructions.

Vanderbilt (VU + VUMC)

  • VU and VUMC submit collaboratively to this LSO. ALL investigators should follow the guidelines posted on this site.

VUMC

  • VU and VUMC submit separately to this LSO. VUMC investigators should follow the guidelines posted on this site. VU investigators should apply through InfoReady and address any questions to VU-LSO@vanderbilt.edu.

St. Baldrick’s Foundation Research Grants

Vanderbilt (VU + VUMC)

Internal applications due January 19, 2018

Vanderbilt may submit two Research Grant proposals and one Supportive Care Research grant proposal for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation spring grant cycle. Both opportunities are for specific one-year research projects which are hypothesis driven. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a nonprofit organization raising funds for childhood cancer research.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Adolescents & young adults
  • Survivorship, outcomes, and quality of life
  • Supportive care
  • Epidemiology and pediatric cancer predispositions
  • Precision medicine
  • Alternative & complementary therapies

Grant Types:

Research Grants: These grants may be either laboratory, clinical, or epidemiological in nature. (Please submit a realistic budget for the project.)

Supportive Care Research Grants: These grants focus on areas related to the supportive care of children and adolescents with cancer. Examples include but are not limited to: studies related to symptom clusters, patient-reported outcomes or quality of life, health communication, health promotion, and psychosocial support across the trajectory from diagnosis to survivorship or end-of-life care. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants should review full eligibility and budget requirements in the grant guidelines document.
  • Research Grant applicants should hold at least an M.D./D.O. or Ph.D. degree by the date the award becomes effective.
  • Supportive Care Research Grant applicants should hold at least a Ph.D., D.N.P., M.D./D.O. degree, and Ph.D. nurses are encouraged to apply, by the date the award becomes effective.
  • During each grant cycle, a researcher can only apply once as the lead Principal Investigator.
  • St. Baldrick’s funds may not be used for human embryonic stem cell research.
  • No institutional overhead or indirect funding is allowed.

Internal Selection Process:

Anyone interested in being considered as one of Vanderbilt’s nominees must submit the following (in a single PDF) to LSO@vanderbilt.edu by 5:00 p.m. on January 19, 2018. Please reference the Grant Type in the subject line of the email.

  1. Lay abstract and Scientific abstract (200 words each)
  2. 1 page Letter of Intent including:
    • Name of the institution(s) involved in the proposal
    • Title of the proposed research project
    • Area of focus of the research project (childhood cancer type or other research focus) 
    • Relevance of the proposed research project to the mission of St. Baldrick’s, to cure childhood cancers
    • Brief rationale for the proposed research project
    • Brief timeline of the progression of research
  3. Project budget (Realistic for the project; Max $100,000 for Research Grant; Max $50,000 for Supportive Care Grant)
  4. Brief statement of support from department chair/center director;
  5. 5-page CV or NIH Biosketch

Following internal selection, Vanderbilt’s nominee(s) will submit a Letter of Intent to St. Baldrick’s by January 31, 2018.

Please contact us at LSO@vanderbilt.edu if you have any questions.


AAMC Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship

Vanderbilt (VU + VUMC)

Internal applications due February 5, 2018

Vanderbilt (VU + VUMC) may nominate one Assistant Professor for the Association of American Medical Colleges Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship. The recipient receives a $15,000 grant to support project performed in the United States to support racial and ethnic minorities.

The award recognizes an outstanding junior faculty member who:

  • Demonstrates leadership potential in addressing inequity in medical education and health care
  • Demonstrates efforts in addressing educational, societal, and health care needs of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States
  • Is committed to a career in academic medicine

Eligibility Requirements:

The candidate must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Hold the rank of full-time assistant professor.
  • Have held the assistant professor position appointment beginning no earlier than July 1, 2015.
  • Have received only one appointment as assistant professor.
  • Hold a MD, PhD, or have earned another doctoral degree.

Internal Selection Process:

Anyone interested in being considered as one of Vanderbilt’s nominees must submit the following (in a single PDF) to LSO@vanderbilt.edu by 5:00 p.m. on February 5th, 2018.

Per AAMC guidelines, all letters and personal statements should be double-spaced with 1” margins, in Times New Roman with a 12-point font size. In any of the sections below, please make sure to demonstrate efforts in addressing educational, societal, and health care needs of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States.

  1. A personal statement from the nominee discussing his or her motivations and objectives for a career in academic medicine (Two double-spaced pages);
  2. A project description which could include project aims, objectives, goals, and potential accomplishments (Two double-spaced pages);
  3. An itemized project budget with $15,000 limit (One page);
  4. Brief statement of support from department chair/center director;
  5. Brief CV or NIH Biosketch.

Please contact us at LSO@vanderbilt.edu if you have any questions.


 


Active Calls for NON-Limited External Opportunities 

Internal review process NOT required- Submit directly to Sponsor


Clinical Research Forum's 2018 Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Awards

Deadline Extended: The deadline to highlight incredible clinical research is January 19, 2018.


Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research Fellowship Awards

Applications due February 1, 2018


AAAS Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award

Applications due February 1, 2018


L'Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship Program

Applications due February 2, 2018


2018 LUNGevity Career Development Awards

LOIs due February 20, 2018


Brain Research Foundation Opioid Relapse Reduction Therapeutics Grant 

 

Applications due February 28, 2018


Agilent Early Career Professor Award

Applications due February 28, 2018


2018 Science and PINS Prize for Neuromodulation

Applications due March 15, 2018

Applications due March 19, 2018

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Adele White (VUMCDEV Corporate & Foundation Relations) for assistance with proposal development.