Research Management Group (RMG)

Vice Provost Office for Graduate Education (VPGE)
2017-2018 Gerald J. Lieberman Fellowship
School of Medicine Internal Nomination Process


**Limited Internal funding opportunity. The School of Medicine is requesting nominations from faculty thesis advisors (who are members of the Academic Council) for their advanced graduate students with TGR status who are currently enrolled in School of Medicine Ph.D. programs* (except for Bioengineering and Biophysics) and who currently (2017-2018) are within the first five years of graduate study. This webpage contains the internal School of Medicine selection process only.**

 

Timeline:
Internal School of Medicine deadline: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 5 p.m. (see the internal nomination guidelines at the bottom of this webpage)
SoM nomination due at VPGE: April 6, 2017
VPGE to announce the Lieberman Fellows: May 2017

# of nominations permitted from the School of Medicine: One
(see internal SoM faculty nomination guidelines at the end of this message)


**PLEASE NOTE: INTERNAL NOMINATION PROCESS FOR OTHER SCHOOLS

School of Medicine faculty who wish to nominate graduate students who are enrolled in Ph.D. programs in other schools, must nominate them through the other School's Dean's office as each school will be conducting their own Lieberman Fellowship internal selection process:

Purpose:
The Gerald J. Lieberman Fellowships were established in 1993, to honor his service as a Stanford University leader, including serving as Provost, Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies, Department Chair and professor, and for his thoughtful leadership as an exemplary university citizen over four decades.

The Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education will be providing twelve Gerald J. Lieberman Fellowships for graduate students for the 2017-18 academic year. The fellowships are assigned to the Schools in approximate proportion to the number of PhD students in each: one each to Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Education, Medicine and Business; four to Engineering and four to Humanities and Sciences. (Law and Business receive the fellowship in alternate years.)

Lieberman Fellowships are intended for advanced PhD students. Ideally, the fellowship allows a Fellow freedom to write their dissertations, without work as a research or teaching assistant.

Amount of the fellowship:
The Lieberman Fellowship is a one-year fellowship providing a stipend equivalent to other VPGE-administered fellowships, plus TGR tuition. The 2017-2018 stipend will be determined in March. To receive the entire award, students must enroll in all four quarters of 2017-2018, or will forfeit the support. Students who are not yet enrolled TGR are eligible for nomination, but only TGR tuition support will be provided. (Note: School of Medicine is requiring candidates for this fellowship to have TGR status-see eligiblity.)


Eligibility for the School of Medicine internal nomination process
Nominations will be accepted from faculty thesis advisors (who are members of the Academic council) for their advanced graduate students with:

*TGR Status: Advanced graduate students are those who have declared TGR status (they have completed 135 units and all degree requirements except for the completion of their dissertation).


Criteria for Selecting Lieberman Fellowship Candidates

Lieberman Fellowships are intended for advanced Ph.D. students. Ideally, the fellowship allows a Fellow freedom to write their dissertations, without work as a research or teaching assistant.

Faculty: important note:
The VPGE Lieberman committee gives equal weight to leadership in ALL categories: research, teaching and service. Ideally, this award will allow the student the freedom to write their dissertations, without having to work as a research or teaching assistant. The successful candidate should be an outstanding scholar who has demonstrated leadership in the Stanford academic community, and who intends to pursue a career in university teaching and research.

 


INTERNAL SCHOOL OF MEDICINE NOMINATION GUIDELINES**

By Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 5 p.m., please submit one PDF file containing the following (in the order listed below) via email attachment to:

Jeanne Heschele
Research Management Group, School of Medicine
jheschele@stanford.edu
Phone: 650-245-2351

File name:   Nominee's last name_Lieberman_2017.pdf

**These nomination guidelines are ONLY for faculty thesis advisors (who are members of the Academic council) who wish to nominate their advanced graduate students with TGR status who are currently enrolled in School of Medicine Ph.D. programs (not Bioengineering and not for Biophysics) who meet the above eligibility criteria:

School of Medicine faculty who wish to nominate graduate students who are enrolled in Ph.D. programs in other schools, must nominate them through the other School's Dean's office as each school will be conducting their own Lieberman Fellowship internal selection process.
See the contacts for other schools >> listed at the top of the webpage.

 

1) Title Page
Name of this Fellowship: 2017-2018 Gerald J. Lieberman Fellowship
Name of Nominee:
Nominee's contact information: title, department, email address, phone #
Nominee's Graduate Degree (expected):
Title of Nominee's Dissertation or Specific Field of Research:
Confirm candidate is currently (2016-2017) in the first 5 years of graduate studies & confirm TGR status (required for graduate students in the School of Medicine)
Name of faculty advisor(s) and contact information (title, department, address, email, phone #)

2) Nominee's current CV

3) a personal statement (2-3 pages) (prepared by your nominee)


4) An unofficial Stanford transcript
including Autumn Quarter 2016-2017 grades

#5 and #6 LETTERS TO BE SENT SEPARATELY to Jeanne Heschele by the faculty member:

5) Recommendation Letter #1-from the nominee's Stanford thesis advisor
THIS ORIGINAL LETTER SHOULD BE CONFIDENTIAL AND SHOULD BE SCANNED AND THE PDF FILE sent directly to Jeanne Heschele in the Research Management Group at jheschele@stanford.edu.
Address the letter to 2017-2018 Gerald J. Lieberman Fellowship Internal Review Committee.
This letter should evaluate the student's Stanford achievements/accomplishments in teaching, research and University service, as well as promise as a scholar, educator and leader in the academic community. [The successful candidate should be an outstanding scholar who has demonstrated leadership* through outstanding research, teaching and service, ideally to Stanford at the University or School level, and who intends to pursue a career in university teaching and research.
*PLEASE NOTE: The VPGE Lieberman committee gives equal weight to leadership in EACH category: research, teaching and services, so please emphasize this in your letter.

6) Recommendation Letter #2-from another Stanford faculty member
THIS ORIGINAL LETTER SHOULD BE CONFIDENTIAL AND SHOULD BE SCANNED AND THE PDF FILE sent directly to Jeanne Heschele in the Research Management Group at jheschele@stanford.edu.
Address the letter to 2017-2018 Gerald J. Lieberman Fellowship Internal Review Committee.
This letter should evaluate the student's Stanford achievements/accomplishments in teaching, research and University service, as well as promise as a scholar, educator and leader in the academic community. [The successful candidate should be an outstanding scholar who has demonstrated leadership* through outstanding research, teaching and service, ideally to Stanford at the University or School level, and who intends to pursue a career in university teaching and research.
*PLEASE NOTE: The VPGE Lieberman committee gives equal weight to: leadership in EACH category: research, teaching and services so please emphasize this in your letter.



Selection Process
Your proposals will be reviewed by the School of Medicine internal review committee. The School of Medicine will submit the top ranked proposal to the the Office of Vice Provost of Graduate Education by April 6th. The VPGE internal review committee will review all of the nominations received from the various schools and make the announcements in May 2017.





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