Thomas H. Maren Junior Investigators Post-doctoral Award: Request for Proposals

The Thomas H. Maren Junior Investigators Fund provides seed money for promising post-doctoral fellows in the College of Medicine.  Award amount is $25,000 per year for two years (2nd year contingent on 1st year progress).  It is anticipated that one or two awards will be given in 2011.


  • Must be a post-doctoral fellow (with a PhD and/or MD) in a College of Medicine department
  • Must have at least two (2) but no more than four (4) years of post-doctoral training
  • Must have demonstrated productivity as a post-doctoral fellow (awards, presentations and publications)
  • Mentor must have ample resources to support proposed project

Application Instructions

  • Submit Letter of Intent (LOI) to Karen Pastos ( no later than Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
  • LOIs will be reviewed, and up to ten (10) full proposals will be invited on or around November 1st, 2010 
  • Invited full proposals will be due on or around January 3rd, 2011

Guidelines for Letter of Intent (LOI)

  • Name of candidate
  • Institution and year of doctorate degree(s)
  • Current department, mentor and date of hire
  • List of awards, presentations and publications
  • Brief summary of proposed project (300 word maximum)
  • Name your file ‘lastname_firstname_maren.pdf’