Internal Review Process
From time to time, granting agencies and foundations will restrict the number of proposals they will accept from any one institution. The Executive Vice President for Academic & Research Affairs (EVPARA) has instituted the following Limited Submission pre-application process for such programs:
Please note that we make every effort to identify and post limited submission competitions on this web site as they become available. If you become aware of an limited opportunity that is not listed below, please send an email to Deanne Hernandez with the pertinent information.
*NOTE* If a faculty member identifies a funding opportunity for which UTHealth is only allowed a limited number of applications, he/she should contact Deanne Hernandez in the Office of Academic and Research Affairs (ARA) as soon as possible (713-500-3192).
To: UTHealth Faculty and Academic Leadership
From: Michael R. Blackburn, PhD, Executive Vice President & Chief Academic Officer
George M. Stancel, PhD, Executive Vice President for Academic & Research Affairs
Date: Monday, May 16, 2016
Subject: Call for Nominations: Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences Program Award
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, June 17, 2016. 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 click here to access more information: http://www.pewhealth.org/biomedical-research/pew-biomedical-scholars-327805/program-details
The Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr., Foundation, has announced that it is accepting proposals that will serve to "advance knowledge in the various fields of medical and health research." Successful applications will be "worthy projects that are in need of initial start-up funding to move the projects forward to the point of other independent support or to support highly promising young investigators at the time when startup funds are limited and initial progress is dependent on additional funding."
UTHealth is limited to one application under the terms of this announcement.
As such, Dr. Stancel and Dr. Blackburn are kindly requesting that you invite non-tenured Assistant Professors to submit a Letter of Interest directly to Melissa Thompson (Melissa.Thompson@uth.tmc.edu) no later than Friday July 8, 2016. If more than one investigator wishes to apply, they will initiate a limited nomination process. Along with the letter of interest, faculty members should submit a CV, a brief description of their proposed research (one page maximum), and a one page "lay" summary of the proposed research and its significance.
Internal Nominations allowed per school:
These are likely to be competitive awards so please limit your nominations to candidates you expect to be nationally competitive. Nominees should propose research that has a high probability of forming the basis for a fundable R01 project.
Key dates are as follows:
Please see the website for more information: http://www.emallinckrodtfoundation.org/Guidelines.html