Research Management Group (RMG)

Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation
Scholar Award Program

**New limited $400,000 funding opportunity-only two applicants are permitted, so a university-wide internal selection process is required for all early career Stanford faculty who are in their fifth to eighth year of a tenure-track position** who are engaged in biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease.
**Stanford clarification: the sponsor has approved both assistant professors and associate professors in the fifth to eighth years of their MCL and UTL faculty appointments (as of the Jan. 15, 2016 application deadline).


The internal selection process for 2015 has been completed. This webpage is for your reference only.


# of applicants: 2 (see the internal submission guidelines below)


Timeline:

Internal deadline: Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, 5 p.m. (see the internal submission guidelines below)
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) deadline: Jan. 8, 2016
Sponsor's deadline: Jan. 15, 2016


Amount of funding:
$100,000 per year x 4 yrs (1-2 awards to be made)
Funding for years 2, 3 and 4 of Scholar Award is contingent upon approval of a yearly progress report.
The foundation does not provide overhead.


Guidelines
IMPORTANT: To view the information on the Scholar Award you'll need to scroll half-way down the webpage (see the title in red).
http://www.emallinckrodtfoundation.org/Guidelines.html

Current awardees:
http://www.emallinckrodtfoundation.org/Current_Awardees.html


Purpose
Stanford University is one of thirty institutions invited to submit two applications in 2016. This program is designed to fund early stage investigators who are engaged in biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease.


Eligibility (revised*):

Other support clarification
This RFA is project specific, other existing funding is not a factor. Per the sponsor, funds will be provided to move the project forward to the point where R01 or other independent funding can be obtained. It is important to justify how the funds to be received will be used to advance the unique problem under study in a way that cannot be done with existing funds. If the project already has significant funding, then it would be less competitive. Funding for other projects is ok. If the project already has an R01, but the project is cutting-edge, then I would submit it.



Internal Submission Guidelines-for all eligible Stanford faculty

By Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, 5 p.m., please submit one PDF file containing the following in the order listed below to:

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

File name: Last name_Mallinckrodt_Scholar.pdf

Institutional representatives: not applicable. You do not have to generate a PDRF form or submit your internal proposals through your institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR).

1) Title Page
Title of this RFP: Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Scholar Award
Project title:
PI name, title, department, address, phone and email address

2) Recommendation letter printed on your department letterhead, addressed to Dr. Peter Sarnow and the Awards Committee members, and signed by your division chief (if applicable) or your department chair. This letter should indicate your support for your candidate and how his or her research proposal has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease.

3) Proposal (up to five pages)
Proposal with objectives and aims. References are not included in the page total, but text (the project description) and figures/charts are.
Format: single-spaced size 12 Times New Roman or Ariel font.

4) A one-two page lay summary
Applicants should bear in mind that the foundation's Board includes non-scientist members, making this summary of particular importance.
Format: single-spaced size 12 Times New Roman or Ariel font.

5) NIH Biosketch- 5 pages, inclusive of publications
NIH biosketch sample/template webpage >>

6) Other support-
both current and pending (include sponsor, amount of funding, term)


Selection process
The School of Medicine Awards Committee will be reviewing the proposals submitted from eligible faculty from all Schools. The committee will select the two applicants to represent Stanford University by the sponsor's Jan. 15, 2016 deadline.


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