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Nominations sought for the 2022 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

May. 10, 2022, 8:44 AM


Nominations for the 2022 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar are invited through May 27.

Candidates for the Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar are female graduate students in biomedical sciences at Vanderbilt (PhD or MD/PhD track) who have completed the qualifying exam and have at least one year left to complete the PhD degree.

Competitive nominees demonstrate excellent leadership qualities through their research and service to the scientific community, as well as characteristics that exhibit outstanding potential to impact medicine through research during their careers.

The Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar receives a $1,000 cash prize and will be mentored for a year by the 2022 recipient of the Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, Ruth Lehmann, PhD, director of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a world-renowned developmental geneticist.

The Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar will be recognized during Lehmann’s Discovery Lecture on Sept. 1.

Nominations are accepted from department chairs or program directors in the biomedical sciences, as well as directors of graduate studies and faculty mentors. Nomination materials should include:

  • Nominee’s CV
  • Nomination letter from the faculty mentor, advisor, or nominator
  • Copy of the nominee’s thesis proposal
  • Committee report from the nominee’s qualifying examination

Nomination materials should be submitted by May 27 as a single PDF to Andrea Holferty, program manager in the Office of Research at For more information, visit the Office of Research at

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