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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Vallee Scholars in Biomedical Research 2024

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:September 29, 2023
Subject:Vallee Scholars in Biomedical Research 2024


Deadline for Internal Review:October 25, 2023

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. The Vallee Foundation welcomes nominations for outstanding scientists regardless of race or gender but is mindful of the lack of diversity within the scientific research community as a whole and is committed to furthering the careers of historically under-represented minorities.

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.

Amount per Award: $340,000
Duration of Award: 4 Years
Number of Awards: 6 in 2023


The candidate must have received a PhD/MD or other professional degree within 12 years of the application deadline. By the same date, the candidate should have been in an independent researcher (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.

2024 Vallee Scholars Call for Nominations.


Internal Competition Application Instructions

Applications for Internal Review

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

Please include the following:

  • Cover Sheet including PI name, contact information, and title of the project.
  • Complete Curriculum Vitae.  Include degree information, all positions held,
    research support (institutional and external), awards, and publications.
  • 3 page Research Proposal including:
    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 December 01, 2023. Applications are due to The Vallee Foundation by February 01, 2024.