Ellison Medical Foundation

Ellison Foundation: New Scholar Award in Aging 2013

NOTE: The information below has been updated with the recently-issued 2013 guidelines. 

Program Summary

The objective of The Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging program is to support new investigators of outstanding promise in the basic biological sciences relevant to understanding lifespan development processes and age-related diseases and disabilities. The award is intended to provide new faculty with support during the especially critical first three years of their independent research career.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:


The University of Iowa may submit up to two applications.

These awards are intended for investigators who are in the first three (3) years of their research career following their post-doctoral fellowship experience. For the 2013 competition, as of February 28, 2013, nominees must hold regular full time appointments (tenure or non-tenure) on the faculty of the sponsoring institution by March 1, 2013; and they must not have been in such an appointment, at the sponsoring institution or other institution(s), for more than three years as of July 15, 2013, i.e. the appointment having been made no earlier than July 15, 2010. Time spent in clinical internships, post-doctoral training, residencies, or in work toward board certification does not count as part of the three-year limit.

The Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholars may hold one other career development award from a private source concurrently for up to one year. The limitation is with regard to overlap of funding type, even in the absence of scientific overlap. See "Eligibility" on the sponsor's website for a list of conflicting career development or new faculty awards.

Award Information

Each award will be made for up to $100,000 per year, total costs, for a four year period. Funding for years two, three, and four is contingent upon submission of an acceptable progress report.  Acceptable uses for award funds include project-related salaries, other personnel costs, equipment, supplies, resource acquisition, and travel. The scholar's salary costs (including fringe benefits) may not exceed $20,000 per year. Carry-overs in excess of $25,000 must be approved by The Ellison Medical Foundation. Not more than 8% of the total award may be deducted for overhead costs

Internal Selection Procedure 

The UI Office of the Vice President for Research has established an internal review procedure to select the UI nominees. Applications will be reviewed according to the sponsor’s selection criteria. Consideration will also be given to UI institutional strengths and strategic directions. Potential applicants must submit, using the preselection link below, the following information:
  1. A two page CV
  2. A description of the proposed research. It should have the following elements:
The above materials must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, January 3, 2013.  The selected applicants must apply on line by the foundation’s Thursday, February 28, 2013, deadline.


Proposal Due to OVPRED01/03/2013 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF02/21/2013
Date Due to Sponsor02/28/2013
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due DateN/A
Sponsor URL:http://www.ellisonfoundation.org/how-to-apply-new-scholar

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