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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Vallee Scholars in Biomedical Research 2018

To:Chairs and Administrators: Departments in the Biological Sciences; Associate Deans for Research; College/School Research Administrators
From:Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
Date:November 29, 2017
Subject:Vallee Scholars in Biomedical Research 2018


Deadline for Internal Review:January 16, 2018

Project Description

Recognizing that outstanding, young, independent investigators are the source for future advances in the biomedical sciences and of their need for flexible, unrestricted funding to conduct their research, the Vallee Scholars program makes grants to junior faculty carrying out basic biomedical research.  This award is available only to investigators who have been nominated by 15 institutions that have been selected by the Vallee Foundation Board of Directors.

The Vallee Foundation’s goal is to fund originality, innovation and pioneering work and recognizes the future promise of these scientists who are dedicated to understanding fundamental biological processes.

Amount per Award: $300,000
Duration of Award: 4 Years
Number of Awards: 5 in 2017


The candidate must have received his/her PhD, MD, or other professional degree, within ten years of the application deadline and, by the same date, have been in an independent research position (tenure track or equivalent) for six years or fewer.

Researchers who have already received a similar award by the application deadline are not eligible for nomination.

UW-Madison is allowed to submit 1 nomination.

Call for Nominations


Internal Competition Application Instructions

Applications for Internal Review

To submit your application, follow this link:

Please submit the following:

  • Cover Sheet
  • CV
  • 3 Page Research Proposal
    a) Title
    b) Abstract
    c) Specific Aims
    d) Brief introduction/survey of the field
    e) Proposed research, including preliminary results. (Candidates are competitively selected based on their originality, innovation, and quality of the proposal as evidenced by ideas and execution, record of accomplishment.)

Sponsor Deadlines

Applications are due to The Vallee Foundation by March 01, 2018.