Awards by eligibility (Pre- and Post-doctoral)

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Fellowship Recognition Award

Fellowship Recognition Award

Application Form

The Fellowship Recognition Award aims to foster communication among Pharmacology labs, including those outside NHH, and recognize students and postdocs who contribute to the cost of their training.

Type

Application-based

Deadline

Rolling

Eligibility

Predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees obtaining at least a year of competitive funding, as demonstrated by an award letter. Eligible funding includes NIH F- or K-level award, foundation award, or UMN award. (Not NIH T-level funding or awards made prior to arriving on campus.)

Details

The trainee or PI requests the funds, then plans and hosts an event recognizing the individual and individual’s lab, and invites Pharmacology labs. Total funding dollar amount will be used in the event of a tie.

Amount

Up to 8 x $125 in the form of gift cards for purchase of food and beverages

Leadership Award (Frederick E. Shideman)

Leadership Award (Frederick E. Shideman)

Nomination Form

The Frederick E. Shideman Leadership Award recognizes contributions to the research climate of the Department of Pharmacology.

Type

Nomination-based

Deadline

April 1st

Eligibility

Predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees, Master's students, and non-faculty researchers

Details

Brief nomination letter from faculty, staff, or trainee. Award will be given to individual or team who makes an exceptional contribution to the research climate of the department in any of the following spheres: leadership, mentoring, teaching, service, graduate or faculty recruitment, collaboration within or among departments, or commitment to diversity.

Amount

Up to 1 x $1000 for reimbursement of computer, software, or travel to a conference (Master’s student awardees will have $1000 posted to their student account)

Poster Award (Louise Nutter)

Poster Award (Louise Nutter)

The Louise Nutter Poster Award recognizes exceptional poster presentations at the Department of Pharmacology Annual Retreat.

Deadline

Annual Retreat

Eligibility

Predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees, Master's students, and non-faculty researchers

Details

Posters will be scored according to scientific quality/progress and oral/visual communication

Amount

2 x certificates (unranked - no cash amount) in each of three categories below:

                                                I: Undergraduates, Post-Baccalaureate Researchers, Master’s Students

                                                II: Predoctoral Students

                                                III: Postdoctoral Trainees and other PhD-level research staff

Publication Awards

Publication Awards

Application Form

Nomination Form (Research-Leadership Publication Award Only)

The Frederick E. Shideman Publication Award recognizes a high-impact and well-crafted scientific publication.

The Research-Leadership Publication Award recognizes pre- and post-doctoral trainees who drive the science and/or writing of a publication to an extraordinary extent.

Type

Application-based (with the additional receipt of a nomination letter for the Research-Leadership Publication Award)

Deadline

April 1st

Eligibility

Predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees, Master's students, and non-faculty researchers (Master's students and non-faculty researchers will not be considered for the Research-Leadership Publication Award)

Details

Paper + cover letter (can be from the original submission). Judged on highest-quality publication, taking account science, impact, and presentation. (Scores will not be driven solely by journal impact factor.) If a nomination letter is received from the PI, then applicants will be additionally considered for the Research-Leadership Publication Award. This nomination letter should address how the trainee has (a) driven the direction of the project to an extraordinary extent, (b) made impressive intellectual contributions to the major scientific conclusion of the paper, (c) solved a long-standing problem/mystery in the lab, or (d) drove the writing process to an exceptional degree. Judged on the quality of the publication, taking account science, impact, and presentation PLUS the extent to which the trainee was the driving force as explained by the PI.

Amount

The Frederick E. Shideman Publication Award awards up to 1 x $1000 for reimbursement of computer, software, or travel to a conference (Master’s student awardees will have $1000 posted to their student account)

The Research-Leadership Publication Award awards up to 1 x $1000 for reimbursement of computer, software, or travel to a conference

Research Presentation Award (Louise Nutter)

Research Presentation Award (Louise Nutter)

The Louise Nutter Research Presentation Award recognizes exceptional oral research presentations at the Department of Pharmacology Annual Retreat.

Deadline

Annual Retreat

Eligibility

Predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees, Master's students, and non-faculty researchers

Details

Talks will be scored according to scientific quality/progress and oral/visual communication

Amount

2 x certificates (unranked - no cash amount)

Research Proposal Award (Frederick E. Shideman)

Research Proposal Award (Frederick E. Shideman)

Application Form

The Frederick E. Shideman Research Proposal Award recognizes exciting new research projects and persuasive scientific writing.

Type

Application-based (2nd year predoctoral written preliminary examinations by invitation only)

Deadline

April 1st

Eligibility

Predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees

Details

Trainees submit a (not- or not-yet funded) NIH F- or K-level or foundation fellowship application. Upon invitation by the written prelim committee only, a revised written prelim exam (with a short cover letter addressing critiques) may also be submitted. Scoring will take into account significance, innovation, approach, and writing/presentation.

Amount

Up to 2 x $1000 (1 predoctoral + 1 postdoctoral) for reimbursement of computer, software, or travel to a conference

Travel Award (including the Ben Zimmerman Travel Award)

Travel Award (including the Ben Zimmerman Travel Award)

Application Form

The Department of Pharmacology Travel Award seeks to subsidize travel to prestigious, field-specific conferences, increasing departmental exposure at a national/international level and facilitate high-quality training and career networking. Recipients will also be considered for the Ben G. Zimmerman Travel Award, which recognizes research excellence in Integrative Pharmacology and is financially supported by the Ben G. Zimmerman Fellowship in Integrative Pharmacology.

Type

Application-based

Deadline

Quarterly: May 1, August 1, November 1, February 1

Eligibility

Predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees traveling to present a poster or give a research talk at a national or international meeting. Posters/Abstracts must include Pharmacology affiliation. Abstracts must be largely authored by the applicant; content heavily edited by, for example, the applicant's PI or a senior colleague will still count as original if the applicant authored the first draft. If the submitted abstract has been used previously elsewhere, this must be disclosed/referenced in the abstract text. Students may not receive the award two years in a row without a letter of need from the PI. Conference cannot occur before two weeks following the quarterly deadline. Preference will be given for field-specific, prestigious conferences. (Students with travel funding through T32 training grants or fellowships or other departmental awards are ineligible.)

Details

Trainee submits the conference link, biosketch/CV, and abstract. 

Amount

Up to 8 x $1000 (2 per quarter) for reimbursement of travel, lodging, per diem, or registration expenses for a conference. 

* Applicants are expected to submit only original content. If plagiarism is suspected, the matter will be brought to the PI and the DGS for further clarification. While application materials are expected to be largely authored by the applicant, content heavily edited by, for example, the applicant's PI or a senior colleague will still count as original if the applicant authored the first draft.

 

Departmental
Award Winners

2018

Travel Award - November


Eric Lake
Abir Majumdar

Louise M. Nutter Poster Award


Carly Baehr
Federico Baruffaldi
Hallie Hintz
April Huseby Kelcher
Janna Moen
Jenna Robinson
Artur Serebrenik

Medical School Award Winners

2017

Bacaner Award 


Lisa Chesner
Chris Richards