Sponsor:  Smith Family Foundation (Awards program managed by The Medical Foundation)

Sponsor Program Solicitation: Smith Family Awards Program for Excellence in Biomedical Research
Funding Amount: Up to $300,000
Duration: 3 years


Status of this Limited Submission Opportunity

Open


Deadlines

NU Pre-Proposal Deadline: 07/03/2015
Sponsor Deadline: 09/03/2015


Eligibility and Nomination Requirements

Applicants must be nominated by their institutions.

Up to 6 applications from Northeastern University are allowed. If you are interested in applying, please contact Karen Drew (x4824) as early as possible and by July 3, submit a CV and a 2-page pre-proposal following guidelines provided in the university’s Procedure for Programs with Limited Submissions.

Applications may focus on all fields of basic biomedical science. Investigators in the physical sciences (physics, chemistry and engineering) with biomedical research projects are also encouraged to apply. The awards target new faculty who are within two years of their first independent appointment. Applicants whose first independent appointment began between 7/1/13 and 12/1/15 are eligible to apply.

Applicants are ineligible if they have combined federal and non-federal funding totaling $500,000 or more in direct costs at any time during the first two years (12/1/15 through 11/20/17) of the three-year Smith Award. This figure refers to external funding only and not an applicant’s start-up package, other intramural support or the Smith Award.


Funding Areas

The Smith Family Awards Program for Excellence in Biomedical Research supports the careers of newly independent biomedical researchers with the ultimate goal of achieving medical breakthroughs. Applications may focus on all fields of basic biomedical science and may also be submitted by investigators in physics, chemistry and engineering. Women scientists are encouraged to apply.

Three year awards in the amount of $300,000 ($100,000 per year inclusive of 5% indirect costs). Applicants must be full-time faculty at nonprofit academic, medical or research institutions in Massachusetts, at Brown University or at Yale University.