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Vanderbilt-wide Limited Submission Opportunity: AAMC Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship; deadline is Jan. 12

Dec. 13, 2021, 8:55 AM

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

Vanderbilt (VU + VUMC) may nominate one Assistant Professor for the Association of American Medical Colleges Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship.

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

The recipient receives a $25,000 grant for a project performed in the United States to support racial and ethnic minorities.

 Eligibility Requirements:

The candidate must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Hold the rank of full-time assistant professor in a School of Medicine department.
  • Have held the assistant professor position appointment beginning no earlier than July 1, 2019.
  • Have received only one appointment as assistant professor.
  • Hold a MD, PhD, or have earned another doctoral degree.

 Internal Selection Process:

Anyone interested in being considered as Vanderbilt’s nominee must submit the following (in a single PDF) to LSO@vanderbilt.edu by 5 p.m. on Jan. 12, 2022.

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 discussing your motivations and objectives for a career in academic medicine (1 page);
  2. A project description which could include project aims, objectives, goals, and potential accomplishments (1 page);
  3. Summary project budget with $25,000 limit (1/2 – 1 page);
  4. Statement of support from department chair/center director;
  5. Brief CV or NIH Biosketch (5 page max)

Any questions about this opportunity or the LSO process may be directed to LSO@vanderbilt.edu.

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