Research Management Group (RMG)

Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation
2018 Faculty Scholar Program

**Limited program-$75K-$100K Gift funding opportunity for the School of Medicine (including Bioengineering) assistant professors (MCL, UTL, NTLR) early in their careers. An internal selection process is required.**

Website: The Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation does not have a website for your reference. This webpage contains the complete announcement.

Internal submission deadline:   Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 5 p.m. (see internal submission guidelines below)

Number of scholars
4 finalists will be selected to give presentations to the Baxter Foundation Board of Directors in mid to late Winter/early Spring. Ultimately two individuals will be selected as Faculty Scholars by the Board.

Amount of gift funding:
Amount of the gift is $75,000-$100,000 per awardee (includes 8% infrastructure charge; gift amount dependent on foundation's earnings)

The purpose of the Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation Faculty Scholar Program is to help prepare and support new investigators at the Assistant Professor level as they begin their careers. This early stage of career development is a critical period for a new researcher. During this period, the new scientist requires some form of support to develop preliminary data and build his or her research program to the point where he or she can compete effectively for federal or other external funding.



Internal Submission Guidelines

By Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 5 p.m., please send one PDF file containing the following in the order listed below via email attachment to:
Jeanne Heschele
Research Management Group at

Institutional representatives: not applicable. You do not have to submit your proposals through your RPM for his or her approval.

File name: Last name_Baxter_2018.pdf

1) Title page
Title of this RFA: Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation Faculty Scholars Award
Title of your project:
Name of the PI title, department, address, phone, email

2) Nomination letter printed on your department letterhead addressed to Dr. Peter Sarnow and the School of Medicine Awards Committee signed by your division chief or department chair.

3) One page Lay abstract (a critical component of the application)

4) 4 page Research Proposal (illustrations & references not included in page total) Font size at least 11 with half-inch margins, single-spaced.
Include PI name and Project title

5) NIH-format biosketch

6) Other funding--current and pending, sponsor, amount of funding, term


Selection Process
Your nomination packet will be distributed to the faculty members on the School of Medicine Awards Committee. The 4 finalists selected by the Awards Committee will be expected to provide a presentation to the Baxter Foundation Board in late Winter/early Spring. The Medical Center Development's Office Corporate and Foundation Relations team will work closely with the finalists to help them prepare for their presentations to the Baxter Foundation Board of Directors.

The board will select two Faculty Scholars. Awardees are expected to provide both a written and oral report at the end of the first year.


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