Smith Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research

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Smith Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research

HMS Deadline: April 7, 2015

Foundation Deadline: July 16, 2015 (Anticipated)

Number of HMS nominations: 2


The mission of the Awards Program is to launch the careers of newly independent biomedical researchers with the ultimate goal of achieving medical breakthroughs. The award supports newly independent scientists engaged in basic biomedical research. Investigators in the physical sciences (physics, chemistry and engineering) whose projects focus on biomedical science are also encouraged to apply. Clinical research is beyond the scope of this Program.

Amount of support: $100,000 per year for three years

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must:

  1. be a full-time faculty member who will have received their first independent faculty appointment between July 1, 2013 and December 1, 2015. The Foundation acknowledges that position titles vary among institutions and indicate that the institution's letter of commitment, the letter of recommendation, and the candidate's level of independence will be given serious consideration.
  2. have held limited independent federal or similar major grants. For example, PI on Physician-Scientist Award (former K series) or small grant (RO3) is acceptable. Current or prior PI status on RO1, multi-year grant support from NSF or HHMI is NOT acceptable.

Application Instructions: See standard HMS Foundation Funds application form and instructions.


Additional notes: All HMS affiliated hospitals are invited to submit separate nominations for this award. Faculty at the hospitals should NOT apply for the HMS nomination for this award but should seek the nomination from their hospital. Please contact your research administration representative for details. Additionally, all other Harvard schools (e.g. HSPH, FAS) are invited by the foundation to submit their own nominations.



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