Research Management Group (RMG)

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund
Graduate School Fellowship

Limited funding opportunity for Graduate School fellowships (scholarship**) in any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training) (see eligibility below). This webpage contains the School of Medicine internal selection process only.

This is a scholarship and not a sponsored-project fellowship. It provides actual tuition costs plus an $18,000 annual stipend for to be allocated towards room board and ordinary living expenses, as well as income taxes thereon.

This webpage contains the internal selection process held in 2013 and is for your reference only.  This webpage will be updated when the 2014 program is announced.


# of applicants:
Stanford is invited to submit up to three nominations for the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann fellowship. This is an opportunity for graduate students not on a funding package from the School.
Each School may forward one nominee to VPGE for consideration.

Sponsor's guidelines
http://fdnweb.org/liebmann/

Timeline:
Internal School of Medicine deadline: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 4pm (see internal submission guidelines below)
Deadline for Schools to submit (one) nomination to Pat Cook at VPGE: Jan. 10, 2014
Finalists identified and nominees notified: Jan. 16, 2014
Deadline for finalists to submit application to VPGE for signature of the submitting School Official: Jan. 23, 2014
Selected applicant deadline to compile and postmark application: Jan. 24, 2014

Purpose
Mrs. Liebmann was the daughter of a prominent Armenian intellectual, writer and statesman and was married to one of the owners of a successful American business. She supported students and educational and charitable organizations during her lifetime. Mrs. Liebmann's primary concern, as expressed in her Will, was to attract and support students with outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study. The trustees welcome applications from students of all national origins who are United States citizens. The Fund's purpose is to provide support for advanced education and graduate study grants, which must be carried out entirely in the United States of America.

Candidate eligibility

PLUS Stanford will consider the following a desirable qualification in selecting three finalists, should more than three be submitted.


FELLOWSHIP (SCHOLARSHIP) DETAILS


Internal School of Medicine submission guidelines

By Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2014, 4pm,. please send one PDF containing the following (in the order listed below) to:

Jeanne Heschele
Research Management Group
jheschele@stanford.edu
650-245-2351

PDF file name: Last name_Liebmann_Fund.pdf

Note: you do not have to submit your internal proposals through your institutional representative.
The internal selection process deliverables are based on the sponsor's guidelines.

1. Title page
Name of this RFP: Dolores Zohrab LIebmann Fund Fellowship
Nominee's name, position (ie. graduate student or medical student), department address, phone, email
Nominee's' Graduate or Ph.D. Program, indicate 1st year, 2nd year, etc., Ph.D. or graduate program state date (Month/year xx/xxxx)
or if a med student:
Medical Student indicate your year and the start date of your studies (month/year xx/xxxx)
Nominator (faculty advisor) name, position/title, department, address, phone, email address

2. One letter of recommendation (printed on your advisor's letterhead and addressed to the Doris Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship review committee-so it can be used if selected as a final applicant) . Per the guidelines the letter should be someone "who has taught or worked closely with the nominee". The letter should speak to the character and ability of the nominee and his/her promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen field of study.
THE LETTER MUST BE CONFIDENTIAL. PLEASE DIRECT YOUR ADVISOR TO SCAN HIS/HER ORIGINAL LETTER AND SEND THE PDF FILE CONTAINING THE LETTER DIRECTLY TO JEANNE HESCHELE IN THE RESEARCH MANAGEMENT GROUP AT JHESCHELE@STANFORD.EDU BY THE (REVISED) TUES. DEC. 10TH 4 P.M. DEADLINE.

3. A Statement of Purpose [written by the candidate] of up to three pages long (double spaced) which considers the relationship between graduate level study and the applicant's intended personal and/or professional goals. It should include a 10-15 line abstract at the top (included in the three pages) that explains (in layman's terms) the applicant's degree program, giving emphasis to its eventual intellectual impact on the field of study.
(Font: Arial, size no smaller than size 12, 1/2 margins). Put your First and Last name, Doris Zohrab Fellowship, and page # at the top of each page.)

4. Candidate's CV

5. One page- confirmation by the department that the candidate has a FAFSA on file.


Selection process
Your proposals will be reviewed by the School of Medicine Awards Committee. That committee will select the top proposal to be forwarded to the Vice Provost of Graduate Education.

 

FOR FINAL APPLICANTS ONLY -THIS IS FOR YOUR REFERENCE ONLY
(THIS DOES NOT PERTAIN TO THE INTERNAL SELECTION PROCESS.

Required Materials the three Stanford finalists must submit to the Dolores Zohran LIebmann Fund.

Full instructions for the completion of the package (as specified by the fund) will be sent to the three students selected on January 16, 2014. It will be the student's responsibility to compile and assure that materials are mailed to the fund by the deadline. All documents should be single-sided and attached to the completed Application in the order listed below using one binder clip. No staples please.

The Application must be completed and signed by a University official and have the following materials included with it. (a sample will be provided to the 3 finalists selected.
1. One copy of applicants personal vitae or resume.
2. One certified copy of each undergraduate and graduate transcript to date.
3. One copy of your graduate exam test scores.
4. A Statement of Purpose up to three pages long (double spaced) which considers the relationship between your graduate level study and your intended personal and/or professional goals. Your Statement of Purpose must include a 10-15 line abstract at the top (included in the three pages) that explains (in layman's terms) your degree program, giving emphasis to its eventual intellectual impact on your field of study.
5. Letters of Recommendation from at least two professors who have taught or worked closely with you.
6. One copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
7. One copy of your Financial Aid Summary from your school.
8. One copy of your Federal Income Tax Return for the prior two years (including spouse's returns, if applicable).



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