WARREN ALPERT FOUNDATION Warren Alpert, (1920-2007), was a successful philanthropist and entrepreneur. He was the founder of Warren Equities, which Forbes Magazine listed as one of the top 500 privately owned companies. Mr. Alpert has been a generous philanthropist having established the Warren Alpert Foundation, a non profit organization which supports innovative individuals and organizations dedicated to understanding and curing disease through groundbreaking research, scholarship and service.
The focus of The Warren Alpert Foundation is to improve the health of the public through grants and programmatic activities progressing towards attaining or perfecting medical treatments or cures through basic research, translational and outcomes research as well as through health education.
The Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholars announces a new program that will support individual scientists of exceptional creativity who have an MD or PhD degree and who have completed three years of post-doctoral fellowship in a medical school in the basic neurosciences. These awards are given as transitional post-doctoral awards for recipients before they later become a full time faculty member at the Assistant Professor level or higher. The Scholars will be awarded $200,000 annually for two years to cover their salary, lab costs, and related expenses. The dean of each American medical school is invited to nominate one candidate. Scholars will be chosen on the basis of the success in their prior post-doctoral work as well as in the importance and creativity of their continued work. The Foundation expects to make five awards in 2019.
Applications should be no more than five single spaced pages, including a bibliography and should include an introduction with importance of the project, methods, and likely presentation of results. Included in the five pages should be one-half page on the background of the applicant and the special characteristics that he/she has for implementing the project and career plan. Applications should have 1/2 inch margins and 11 pt or greater font.
The medical school should submit the application, a CV in NIH format, three letters of recommendation and a budget in NIH format electronically to email@example.com by January 15, 2019. Notices of award are expected to be made by April 1, 2019.
NOTE: From time to time The Warren Alpert Foundation will elicit proposals in specific research and education areas.
Prospective applicants should submit a short 2 page letter of intent describing the program, its approximate budget, time line and its concordance with our mission statement.
Send letters of intent to:
The Warren Alpert Foundation
90 Elm Street – Suite 2
Providence, RI 02903
Letters of intent are reviewed quarterly prior to our quarterly meetings. (February, May, August & November)