Office of Faculty Development and Diversity

The 2012 McCormick Faculty Awards

2012 Call for Applications


The Office of Diversity and Leadership of the Stanford University School of Medicine invites applications for the 2012 McCormick Faculty Awards. The McCormick Funds were established to support the advancement of women in medicine and/or medical research directly, or by supporting the mentoring, training and encouragement of women pursuing the study of medicine, in teaching medicine, and engaging in medical research.

Application Guidelines and Eligibility:

§ Open to School of Medicine faculty in all tracks, including clinician educators (Acting, Affiliates and Instructors are not eligible)
§ Open to women pursuing advancement, or to men or women who support the advancement of women in medicine and/or medical research
§ MD, PhD or equivalent advanced degree; candidate must be within 7 years of first academic appointment at the time the award is initiated.
§ Applications for projects from both clinical and basic science research investigators, clinicians and educators will be considered.
§ Submission of a project description on which applicant is the Principal Investigator or equivalent, and which benefits the academic progress of women pursuing the study of medicine, teaching of medicine or engaging in medical research.
§ Current recipients of the Faculty Diversity Research Awards or the McCormick Faculty Awards are not eligible


§ Awards are unrestricted and will be for $30,000 per year for two years. The committee expects to make three awards each year.
§ Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis. Selection will be made by a committee convened by the Office of Diversity and Leadership.
§ Must provide a written document after the first year of research outlining progress as well as final outcome paper.

Application Format:

Proposals should be submitted electronically to Jennifer Scanlin in the Office of Diversity and Leadership at by 5pm on Friday, August 10, 2012

Proposals should be no more than 3 pages, excluding references, and should include the following:

§ Specific aims
§ Background and significance
§ Preliminary work
§ Project design and methods
§ References

In addition, please submit the following with the proposal:
§ Curriculum vitae and biosketch
§ Statement describing the way in which the proposed award would support the advancement of women in medicine or medical research at Stanford
§ Listing of current and pending other support
§ Proposed budget
§ Two letters of support, one from the appropriate chief or chair, including a statement regarding the applicant’s ability to act as Principal Investigator on the project and the commitment of institutional resources, and one from a colleague or mentor, preferably outside the applicant’s current department.

Questions can be directed to Jennifer Scanlin, Office of Diversity and Leadership, at 650-725-0052 or

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