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Nominations accepted for Developing
The MUSC Foundation is accepting nominations for the Developing
The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward junior faculty
members who have made outstanding contributions to the research mission
of MUSC and to promote the continued development of these creative
scholars. The award is aimed at individuals who have successfully
demonstrated the capacity to compete for extramural funding, but who
are still in the formative stages of their careers and demonstrate
exceptional promise for the future. Candidates are restricted to
faculty members holding the rank of assistant professor who have been
on the MUSC faculty at least two, but no more than six, academic years.
Nature of fellowship
No more than three MUSC Foundation scholars are to be named each year.
Scholars may be named in the basic or applied/clinical sciences
category. Each fellow shall receive, along with a certificate, a $3,000
award to be used at the discretion of the awardee. During the
fellowship year, each fellow shall present an open seminar on the
nature of her/his work.
The criteria for eligibility are as follows:
- Appointment to the faculty of MUSC for at least two years
with current rank of assistant professor.
- Appointment at the level of assistant professor for no
longer than six years regardless of university affiliation.
- Faculty members who have previously received this award are
ineligible for re-nomination.
Nominations for the MUSC Foundation Developing Scholars are solicited
from MUSC faculty by a call for applications from the associate
provost for research. The committee appointed by the associate provost
for research shall review applications and make recommendations. This
committee shall consist of faculty members universitywide and no less
than two distinguished scholars from outside MUSC, plus an M.D./Ph.D.
Nominations shall be evaluated on the basis of the scholarly
achievements of the applicant and the potential for further development
of her/his creative efforts.
Nominations may be made by any member of the MUSC faculty. The
nomination packet should consist of: the full curriculum vitae of the
nominee, letters from three scholars outside MUSC attesting to the
scholarly achievements of the nominee, and a statement from the
nominator (not to exceed 1,000 words) outlining the candidate’s
potential for continued growth and development, the quality of the
nominee's work, and how his/her research has impacted the state of
knowledge of her/his particular research area. The nomination letter
should indicate whether the scholar is being nominated in the basic or
applied/clinical sciences category.
All nominations should be sent to Stephen M. Lanier, Ph.D., associate
provost for research, 179 Ashley Ave., Colcock Hall. The nomination
deadline is March 14.
Friday, March 7, 2008
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