Universitywide limited submission opportunity: Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Vanderbilt may nominate two candidates for the 2014 Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease. A third nominee from Vanderbilt working in pathogenic helminths, mycology or reproductive science also will be allowed to apply. This five-year $500,000 award is an opportunity for assistant professor-level investigators to utilize multidisciplinary approaches to study human infectious diseases.

The program emphasizes high-risk research that opens up unexplored areas of pathogenesis. The BWF is interested in work focused on the host, as well as host-pathogen studies originating in viral, bacterial, fungal or parasite systems. Work supported will be efforts that have the potential to significantly advance the understanding of how microbes and the human system interact, especially in the context of infection.

Those interested in being considered as Vanderbilt’s nominee must submit the following (in PDF format) to by 5 p.m. Aug. 29:

  • Brief (two-page maximum) research plan including summary budget;
  • Brief statement of support from department chair/center director; and
  • A brief CV or NIH biosketch.

Submissions should reference the program name in the subject line of the email.

Once received, all proposals will be forwarded to an internal review committee that will choose the final nominees. The chosen nominees will submit full proposals to the foundation by the Nov. 1, 2013, deadline.

If you have any questions about the foundation or its interests and priorities, please contact Director of Foundation Relations Julie Koh.

Contact: Julie Koh