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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Vallee Scholars in Biomedical Research 2020

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:December 04, 2019
Subject:Vallee Scholars in Biomedical Research 2020


Deadline for Internal Review:January 03, 2020

Project Description

Recognizing that outstanding, early career, independent investigators are the source for future advances in the biomedical sciences and appreciating that flexible funding for basic research is needed, the Vallee Foundation will once again accept nominations for Vallee Scholar Awards. It is expected that Vallee Scholars will be engaged in bold and innovative research.

During the grant period, the Vallee Scholar will be invited to two biennial Vallee Scholars Meetings and, in alternate years, to two Vallee Summer Symposia and will be asked to present his/her research on at least one of these occasions.

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 2019


The candidate must have received his/her PhD/MD or other professional degree within 10 years of the application deadline, and by the application date should have been in an independent research position (tenure track or equivalent) for 6 years or fewer.

The Vallee Foundation has no restrictions on nominees having received other grant funding.

UW-Madison is allowed to submit 1 nomination.


Internal Competition Application Instructions

Applications for Internal Review

To submit your application, attach a single PDF to an email to:

Please include the following:

  • Complete Curriculum Vitae.  Include degree information, all positions held,
    research support (institutional and external), awards, and publications.
  • 3 page Research Proposal.
    The proposal should include:
    a) Title
    b) Abstract
    c) Specific Aims
    d) Brief introduction/survey of the field
    e) Proposed research, including preliminary results
    Cited literature can be appended as separate pages.

Sponsor Deadlines

Nominations are due to The Vallee Foundation by February 01, 2020. Applications are due to The Vallee Foundation by March 01, 2020.