Limited Submission Opportunity: 2018 Mallinckrodt Scholars Program

Vanderbilt (VU and VUMC, collaboratively) is anticipating the opportunity to nominate two candidates for the Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Scholar Award Program. The foundation supports early stage investigators engaged in biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis or treatment of disease. This award typically provides $400,000 over four years in order to move a project forward to the point where other independent funding can be obtained.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Hold an M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree
  • In fifth to eighth year of a tenure-track position
  • Candidates may have an R01

Internal application process:

Anyone interested in being considered as Vanderbilt’s potential nominee must submit the following (in PDF format) to by 5 p.m. Oct. 23, 2017.

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

Submissions should reference the program name in the subject line of the email. All applicants should verify their eligibility in advance through the foundation website.

All proposals will be forwarded to an internal review committee that chooses the final nominee. The chosen nominee will submit a full proposal to the foundation in January 2018.

Any questions about this opportunity or the LSO process may be directed to