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Limited Submission Opportunity: AAMC Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship

Jan. 3, 2018, 4:35 PM

This is a joint competition for VU and VUMC investigators. All investigators should follow these instructions.

Vanderbilt (VU and VUMC) may nominate one assistant professor for the Association of American Medical Colleges Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship. The recipient receives a $15,000 grant to support a project performed in the United States to support racial and ethnic minorities.

The award recognizes an outstanding junior faculty member who:

  • demonstrates leadership potential in addressing inequity in medical education and health care
  • demonstrates efforts in addressing educational, societal and health care needs of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States
  • is committed to a career in academic medicine

Eligibility requirements

The candidate must:

  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • hold the rank of full-time assistant professor
  • have held the assistant professor position appointment beginning no earlier than July 1, 2015
  • have received only one appointment as assistant professor
  • hold an M.D., Ph.D. or have earned another doctoral degree

Internal selection process

Anyone interested in being considered as one of Vanderbilt’s nominees must submit the following (in a single PDF) to by 5 p.m. on Feb. 5, 2018.

Per AAMC guidelines, all letters and personal statements should be double-spaced with 1-inch margins, in Times New Roman with a 12-point font size. In any of the sections below, please make sure to demonstrate efforts in addressing educational, societal and health care needs of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States.

  1. a personal statement from the nominee discussing his or her motivations and objectives for a career in academic medicine (two double-spaced pages);
  2. a project description that could include project aims, objectives, goals and potential accomplishments (two double-spaced pages);
  3. an itemized project budget with a $15,000 limit (one page);
  4. brief statement of support from department chair/center director;
  5. brief CV or NIH Biosketch.

Please contact if you have any questions.

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