2023 Postdoctoral Award

Request for Proposals

Thomas H. Maren, MD
Thomas H. Maren, MD

The Thomas H. Maren Research Excellence Award provides supplemental funding for promising postdoctoral fellows in the College of Medicine. Award amount is $25,000 per year for two years (2nd year contingent on 1st year progress).


  • Must be a postdoctoral fellow (with a PhD and/or MD) with a full-time research assignment in a College of Medicine department
  • Must have no more than three (3) years of cumulative postdoctoral training at the time of LOI submission (including postdoctoral training at other institutions)
  • Must have demonstrated productivity as a postdoctoral fellow (e.g., awards, presentations, publications)
  • Mentor must have research funding in the amount of one R01 equivalent or more

LOI package should include:

  • One page letter of intent (LOI) with name of candidate, current department, mentor name, date of hire, as well as a brief summary of proposed project (300 word maximum)
  • Postdoctoral fellow’s current NIH biosketch
  • Mentor’s current NIH biosketch

Submit your Letter of Intent (LOI) package no later than 11:59pm on Monday, September 19, 2022. LOIs will be reviewed, and up to ten (10) full proposals will be invited on or around October 12, 2022. Invited full proposals will be due on or around December 5, 2022.

You will need to login using your Gatorlink account to submit your Letter of Intent for internal consideration. To do so, click on the Apply button next to the opportunity details on the InfoReady site.

If you have any questions about the internal coordination procedure for this opportunity, please contact Todd Barnash (barnash@ufl.edu).