All Awards (by type)

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Application-Based Awards

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

Publication Award (Frederick E. Shideman)

Publication Award (Frederick E. Shideman)

Application Form

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

Type

Application-based

Deadline

April 1st

Eligibility

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

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.) 

Amount

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

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 students in the Pharmacology graduate program or postdoctoral trainees in primary Pharmacology labs
* Presenting a scientific poster or giving a research talk at a national or international conference
* Have not been funded by a Pharmacology Travel award in the past year
* Are not funded by a T32 or individual fellowship that provides dedicated travel money. (Trainees with F31 or other individual awards should add a note to the abstract field explaining what their discretionary funds have been spent on if not travel.)
* Conference does not start before the 15th of the award month
 
Additional considerations:
* Posters/Abstracts must include a Pharmacology affiliation
* Posters/Abstracts must be largely authored by the applicant (editing from PI, etc. is ok)
* If an abstract is reused from another source, this must be disclosed/referenced
* Preference will be given for prestigious, field-specific conferences, high-achieving trainees, and trainees who will receive the most career benefit from presenting at a conference
 
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. 

Nomination-Based Awards

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)

Master's 1st-Year Excellence Award

Master's 1st-Year Excellence Award

Nomination Form

The Master's 1st-Year Excellence Award recognizes a Master's student with the potential to be an exceptional research scientist.

Type

Nomination-based

Deadline

April 1st

Eligibility

1st-year Plan A Master's students

Details

Brief nomination letter from any course instructor or research mentor for a student who demonstrates scientific critical thinking, experimental acumen, and/or leadership during team-based coursework or research. Former undergraduate advisors may not nominate.

Amount

Up to 1 x $1000 annually, posted to the winner’s student account

Combination Application/Nomination-Based Awards

Research Leadership Publication Award

Research Leadership Publication Award

 

Application Form

 

Nomination Form (Research-Leadership Publication Award Only)

 

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 + Nomination

Deadline

April 1st

Eligibility

Predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees who have recently published a (co-)1st-author paper (not submitted/considered previously for this award). The author information must include a Pharmacology Department affiliation.

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.) The nomination letter from the PI 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

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

Annual Retreat Awards

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

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)

* 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

2019

Travel Award - February


Abdulaziz Almotlak

Medical School Award Winners

2018

Bacaner Award 


Xinwen Zhang

Graduate School Award Winners

2019

Thomas Shevlin Fellowship


Eric Lake