Junior Faculty Research Merit Award

Since the 2008-9 academic year, the Department of Medicine has made annual awards to recognize and assist outstanding junior faculty investigators- the Evans Junior Faculty Research Merit Award.

The award provides two years of support at up to $50,000 per year for a total amount of $100,000. The funds can be used for research-related activities such as salary, equipment, and supplies.

The selection criteria for the Evans Junior Faculty Merit Award are as follows:

  1. Outstanding record of scholarship and research;
  2. Rank of Assistant Professor or Research Assistant Professor;
  3. Likelihood of superior productivity and accomplishment in the future;
  4. Receipt of at least one successful peer-reviewed grant since joining the faculty.

Individuals who have not previously received a start-up package (i.e., funds for research supplies, equipment, or personnel) will be given preference by the review committee. We anticipate that up to two recipients of the award will be selected by a committee comprised of senior faculty, the Vice Chair for Research, and the Department Chair.

Announcements seeking applications will be made on an annual basis and instructions for the application process will be included.