Current Opportunities

Pittman Scholars

This program recognizes the contributions of junior faculty. Nominees must be assistant professors who have held that rank for fewer than five years. Nominations should be submitted by the department chair.

Applications should include a cover letter (two-page maximum) from the department chair, the nominee’s resume and a one-page personal statement from the nominee as a single PDF file.

For questions about this program or to submit nominations, please contact Executive Vice Dean Anupam Agarwal, M.D., at or Heather McGuire at

Applications are due December 16, 2016.

About the 2016 awardees

Impact Awards

IMPACT awards are intended to augment recruitment and retention packages for outstanding, highly-funded faculty ranked at the assistant professor level or higher.

Application information

Bridge Funding

Bridge funding provides some continuing research support due to uncertainties in external funding.

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Upcoming Opportunities

Incentive for 1 R01 Investigators to Submit 2nd R01

$50,000/yr to investigators with novel ideas, preliminary data and/or publications. Deliverable for first year is submission of grant. Based on score and critiques, additional $50,000 for 2nd year to address critiques, get additional preliminary data, and resubmit. Goal by year 2 is funded new R01 grant.

The next application cycle opens fall 2016.

About the 2016 awardees

2016 Multi-Investigator Planning Grant

Exploratory/developmental grant applications for the establishment of an infrastructure for eventual applications for multi-investigator research programs.

Next application cycle opens spring 2017.

About the 2016 awardees

About the 2015 awardees

General Endowment Fund

These grants are intended to enhance the infrastructure of patient-oriented and laboratory research efforts, clinical care program development and medical education initiatives.

Next application cycle opens summer 2017.

About the 2016 awardees

About the 2015 awardees