Individual Biomedical Research Awards
The Hartwell Foundation provides funding to individual researchers at eligible research institutions in the United States. The Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Awards offer support for three years at $100,000 direct cost per year.
Each year The Hartwell Foundation announces its Top Ten Centers of Biomedical Research, inviting each center to participate in nominating four individuals for a Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award. From time-to-time, the Foundation may also
invite institutions at-large for limited participation in nominating two individuals for the Award. Through a unique and selective funding process, The Hartwell Foundation seeks to inspire innovation and achievement by funding early-stage, transformative biomedical research with the potential to benefit children of the United States. It seeks to fund
innovative and cutting-edge applied research that has not yet qualified for funding from traditional outside sources.
Each participating institution in the Hartwell process agrees to identify
Nominees by holding an open internal competition of their own design that meets
Foundation guidelines. Nominees must be chosen from faculty and research staff
drawn from appropriate areas of basic and applied life sciences, including
engineering focused on biomedical applications.
As part of the evaluation process, all Nominees submit a formal proposal to the
Foundation. Effective in a new process for 2013, a limited number of Nominees
will be subsequently invited for a personal, closed interview at the Foundation
offices in Memphis, TN. Nominees will be selected for interviews based upon the
compelling nature of their research proposal describing innovative, early-stage,
cutting-edge biomedical research with the potential to benefit children of the
United States. At the interview each candidate will make a concise presentation
describing their proposed research.
From the nominees considered in interviews, the Foundation will select at least ten of the most outstanding candidates to receive a Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award, which
will be funded in April of the following year.
A unique feature of the Individual Biomedical Research Award is that each Hartwell Investigator receives a video conferencing system to enhance communication with the Foundation and encourage collaboration between other researchers.
All Hartwell Investigators attend the Foundation's Annual Meeting
Biomedical Research to present their research results. The annual meeting is
typically held the last week of September or the first week of October.
Only investigators nominated by the chief executive of an invited research institution are eligible for consideration for the Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award. Institutions that desire selection consideration should contact The Hartwell Foundation for further information.
2011 Hartwell Investigator
Neal Alto, Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern
2010 Hartwell Investigator
Stacey Schultz-Cherry, Ph.D., St Jude Children's
2009 Hartwell Investigator
Asim Beg, Ph.D., St The University of Michigan
Investigator Samuel P. Yang, MD, The Johns Hopkins University
2007 Hartwell Investigator John C. March,
Ph.D., Cornell University, Ithaca
2006 Hartwell Investigator Gary A. Silverman, MD, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh