Nominations accepted for Developing Scholars Award
The MUSC Foundation is accepting nominations for the Developing Scholars Award.
The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward junior faculty
members who have made outstanding contributions to the research mission
of MUSC, either with their individual research program or as part
of an interdisciplinary research team, 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 career 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.
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 MD/PhD
student or Ph.D. student.
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
nominating package should include the curriculum vitae of the nominee,
letters from three scholars outside MUSC attesting to the
achievements of the nominee, and a statement from the nominator
(not to exceed 1,000 words) outlining the candidate’s background and
potential for continued growth and development, the quality of the
nominees’ work, and how his/her research has impacted the state of
knowledge of her/his particular research area. The 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, MSC 002. The
deadline for nominations is March 31.
Friday, Jan. 30, 2009