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Restricted submission alternative: 2020 Moore Inventor Fellows

Moore Foundation LogoThis can be a joint competitors for VU and VUMC investigators. All investigators ought to observe these directions.

Vanderbilt (VU and VUMC mixed) anticipates the chance to appoint as much as two candidates for the Moore Inventor Fellows competitors. The Moore Basis goals to assist innovations at an early stage that would result in proof-of-concept work or advance an present prototype that tackles an importation drawback within the areas of scientific analysis, environmental conservation, or affected person care. Every fellow will obtain a complete of $825,000 over three years.

Eligibility Standards:

  • Have to be inside 10 years of receiving superior terminal diploma (M.S., Ph.D., or M.D.)
  • Have to be college, analysis scientists, postdocs, or different full-time employees.
  • Could come from a broad array of disciplines, together with, however not restricted to environmental science and conservation, oceanography, biology, engineering, physics, chemistry, supplies science, neurosciences, public well being and gerontology.

Inventors will probably be evaluated by their demonstrated inventive potential and technical capacity for the proposed line of labor. Innovations will probably be evaluated based mostly on their significance within the space of curiosity, the necessity for funding to attain fast success, and the plausibility of reaching said affect. See the listing of 2018 recipients.

Anybody excited about being thought of as one in all Vanderbilt’s nominees should submit the next (in PDF format) to LSO@vanderbilt.edu by 5:00 p.m. on September 19, 2019:  

  1. Assertion of invention (not more than two pages, together with citations; single-spaced, 12-point font and one-inch margins). The primary paragraph ought to describe clearly and with out jargon the invention, the issue it seeks to deal with, and its potential affect. The assertion of invention must also embrace the next info:
    1. Description of invention
    2. Significance within the space of science, environmental conservation, or affected person care and expertise
    3. Stage of invention
    4. Present funding
    5. Feasibility
    6. Method for measuring progress through the grant time period
  2. Finances narrative that outlines how grant funds will probably be used (one web page)
  3. Transient CV (5 web page max) or NIH Biosketch
  4. Assertion from Division Chair or Dean to guarantee that the nominee has a minimum of 25 % of their time to commit to their invention and $50,000 in annual direct assist from the establishment (complete of $150,000 direct assist over the challenge interval).

Submissions ought to reference this system identify within the topic line of the e-mail.

Please contact us at LSO@vanderbilt.edu in case you have any questions on this system, basis, or inside overview course of.




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