Award Descriptions

Dean's Faculty Recruit

Designation reserved for top national candidates for clinical science department faculty positions that have investigative programs in cardiovascular and/or respiratory science. At the time of appointment, these individuals will already have received rank-appropriate national level funding.

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Designation reserved for our most promising MD, DVM, MD/PhD, or PhD, pursuing advanced research training in cardiovascular and/or respiratory science. Preference is given to mentored programs that use the award to establish a track record of successful training, in preparation for NIH training grant submission or revision. Two fellowships will be awarded in 2003. The best MD or DVM applicant will be awarded the Alfred F. Michael Postdoctoral Fellowship, in honor Dr. Al Michael, the former Medical School Dean, and the top MD/PhD, PhD, DNS, or Rn PhD will receive the second award. If there are no MD or DVM applicants, then both fellowships will be awarded to the two top non-MD/DVM applicants. Duration of the awards is one year, with activation July 1.

Predoctoral Fellowship

Designation reserved for our best university-wide graduate students pursuing training in cardiovascular and/or respiratory science. Preference is given to mentored programs using the award to establish a track record of successful training in preparation for a NIH training grant submission or revision. One fellowship will be awarded per year for a one-year duration with activation July 1.

Medical Student Research Award

Awarded to the third-year medical student who has achieved the top 20% of his/her class (GPA) and who desires a one-year rigorous research opportunity in cardiovascular and/or respiratory science in the laboratory of a medical school faculty member. One fellowship will be awarded per year for a one-year duration with activation July 1.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)

Awarded to a University of Minnesota Twin Cities undergraduate honors student who is pursuing a research project in cardiovascular and/or respiratory science. Amount and number of awards will be consistent with the recommendations of the University of Minnesota UROP review committee. All UROP procedures and deadlines will be followed.

Pilot Research Grant

Grant is targeted for university-wide faculty in need of funds to establish feasibility of a novel idea/experimental direction in cardiovascular and/or respiratory science. One grant will be awarded per year for a one-year duration with activation July 1.

Grant Revision Award

Short-term award (six to nine months) to the investigator who needs additional data in response to a non-funded, but favorable review from the NIH or other national level funding agency using competitive peer review (e.g. VA, AHA, ALA). One grant will be awarded per year for one-year duration with activation July 1.