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Limited Submissions

Current Limited Submission Opportunities (3)

2019 Pew Scholar Award in the Biomedical Sciences internal deadline Friday May 25, 2018 extended to Wednesday May 30, 2018

NIH Director's Early Independence Award (DP5) internal deadline Thursday, May 31, 2018

2019 Searle Scholar Award internal deadline Friday, June 1, 2018


Limited Submissions are grant opportunities that restrict the number of applications from qualified institutions. In these cases, UTHealth will post opportunities on this page as they become available and specify the requirements needed to launch an internal competition to select the university's applicant(s).

Michael R. Blackburn, PhD, Executive Vice President & Chief Academic Officer, will establish ad hoc internal review committees as needed based upon the nature of the RFA and the pre-applications received so as to ensure expertise and minimize conflicts of interest.

If an investigator identifies a limited opportunity that is not posted on this page, he or she should contact Deanne Hernandez via email to express interest. Opportunities are considered first-come, first-served if the sponsor deadline is less than two months' away. If the deadline is more than two months' away, an internal competition will launch.


OPEN INTERNAL COMPETITIONS

2019 Pew Scholar Award in the Biomedical Sciences

The Pew Charitable Trust has invited UTHealth to nominate one promising junior faculty candidate to its Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences program. Awards "provide funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health."

Eligibility (from the Pew Trust directions)

The ideal candidates are "outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level."  A select list of eligibility criteria include:

Interested and eligible faculty members should first discuss this opportunity with their department chairs who are responsible for nominating candidates, with approval from the dean. Chairs’ letter should thus state that the nomination is approved by the dean or designee.

Please submit pre-applications electronically to Deanne Hernandez at Deanne.M.Hernandez@uth.tmc.edu with the subject line to read “Pew Scholar Nomination.” The pre-application should be a single PDF document with the information below in the indicated order

The deadline for receipt is Friday, May 25, 2018 Wednesday May 30, 2018. An internal selection committee comprised of notable UTHealth scientists will convene to review all pre-applications and select UTHealth's nominee.

UTHealth is limited to one (1) nomination under the terms of this notice.  This is an extremely competitive and prestigious award and institutions typically nominate faculty members who are the most highly competitive as starting assistant professors by national norms.

Key dates are as follows: 

Internal Notice of Intent and Pre-Application Materials

Application (online only)

Past UTHealth Pew Scholar Recipients

Please visit the Pew Biomedical Scholars web site for more information.


NIH Director's Early Independence Award (DP5)

The National Institutes of Health recently announced a call for applications to its NIH Director's Early Independence Award (DP5) program. Awards "support exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research directly after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or clinical residency, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career. Applications are welcome from individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives and in any topic of relevance to the broad mission of NIH. The NIH Director's Early Independence Award is a component of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program of the NIH Common Fund.

Eligibility

Select eligibility criteria include

 UTHealth is limited to two (2) applications under the terms of this notice. 

 As such, Dr. Blackburn is requesting that eligible investigators submit the following as a single PDF document with the subject reading “Early Independence Award”

Please send pre-applications to Deanne.M.Hernandez@uth.tmc.edu no later than Thursday, May 31, 2018. If more than two investigators wish to apply, Dr. Blackburn will convene limited nomination committee to review the pre-applications and recommend two candidates.

Please remember that these are among the most competitive awards that NIH (e.g., based on recent years it is anticipated that 10 will be awarded) and thus only truly outstanding candidates should be encouraged to apply. 

This notice is also posted on UTHealth's Limited Submissions page: https://www.uth.edu/evpara/funding.htm

Key dates are as follows:

Internal pre-application

Due to Deanne.M.Hernandez@uth.tmc.edu by Thursday, May 31, 2018

Application Deadlines (online only)


2019 Searle Scholar Award

UTHealth is eligible to nominate one exceptionally promising junior faculty member to compete for the 2019 Searle Scholars Program.

Eligibility

Interested and eligible faculty members should first discuss this opportunity with their department chairs who are responsible for nominating candidates, with approval from the dean. Chairs’ letter should thus state that the nomination is approved by the dean or designee.

Please submit pre-applications electronically to Deanne Hernandez at Deanne.M.Hernandez@uth.tmc.edu with the subject line to read “2019 Pew Scholar Nomination.” The pre-application should be a single PDF document with the information below in the indicated order:

The deadline for receipt is Friday, June 1, 2018. An internal selection committee comprised of notable UTHealth scientists will convene to review all pre-applications and select UTHealth's nominee. The full submission deadline is Friday, September 28, 2018.

UTHealth is limited to one (1) nomination under the terms of this notice.  This is an extremely competitive and prestigious award and institutions typically nominate faculty members who are the most highly competitive as starting assistant professors by national norms.

 Please go here for additional information on this award program.