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Limited Submission Opportunity: Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

Aug. 16, 2017, 11:33 AM

Chemistry category

Vanderbilt may nominate one promising investigator with early career success in chemistry for the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists. The awards honor exceptional young scientists by celebrating their extraordinary achievements, recognizing their inspiring promise, and accelerating their innovations. Awardees will receive $250,000 in unrestricted funds.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Born in or after 1976
  • Hold a faculty position
  • Conduct research as a principal investigator in chemistry

Guidelines for selection:

Each nominee and their body of work will be evaluated based on the quality of their research, the impact on their respective field, the novelty of their ideas and methods, and the potential they show for future contributions to science.

Interested faculty should visit https://vanderbilt.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1762601 to submit an application for the internal LSO competition and to find additional information about the opportunity. The deadline for the internal competition is Wednesday, Sept. 20.

This internal selection process is only for applications in the chemistry category. VU faculty interested in applying for the life sciences or physical sciences and engineering categories may contact VU-LSO@vanderbilt.edu or see below.

Any questions about this opportunity or the LSO process may be directed to VU-LSO@vanderbilt.edu.

Life sciences category

Vanderbilt may nominate one promising investigator with early career success in life sciences for the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists. The awards honor exceptional young scientists by celebrating their extraordinary achievements, recognizing their inspiring promise, and accelerating their innovations. Awardees will receive $250,000 in unrestricted funds.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Born in or after 1976
  • Hold a faculty position

Guidelines for selection:

Each nominee and their body of work will be evaluated based on the quality of their research, the impact on their respective field, the novelty of their ideas and methods, and the potential they show for future contributions to science.

Anyone interested in being considered as Vanderbilt’s nominee must submit the following (in PDF format) to LSO@vanderbilt.edu by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20:

  1. Brief (two-page maximum) research plan including summary budget;
  1. Brief statement of support from department chair/center director;
  1. CV or NIH Biosketch

This internal selection process is only for applications in the life sciences category. VU faculty interested in applying for the chemistry (see above) or physical sciences and engineering (see below) categories may contact LSO@vanderbilt.edu.

Any questions about this opportunity or the LSO process may be directed to LSO@vanderbilt.edu.

Physical sciences and engineering category

Vanderbilt may nominate one promising investigator with early career success in physical sciences and engineering for the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists. The awards honor exceptional young scientists by celebrating their extraordinary achievements, recognizing their inspiring promise, and accelerating their innovations. Awardees will receive $250,000 in unrestricted funds.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Born in or after 1976
  • Hold a faculty position

Guidelines for selection:

Each nominee and their body of work will be evaluated based on the quality of their research, the impact on their respective field, the novelty of their ideas and methods, and the potential they show for future contributions to science.

Interested faculty should visit https://vanderbilt.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1762596 to submit an application for the internal LSO competition and to find additional information about the opportunity. The deadline for the internal competition is Wednesday, Sept. 20.

This internal selection process is only for applications in the physical sciences and engineering category. VU faculty interested in applying for the life sciences or chemistry categories may contact VU-LSO@vanderbilt.edu.

Any questions about this opportunity or the LSO process may be directed to VU-LSO@vanderbilt.edu.