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Frances & Kenneth Eisenberg Scholars

The University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center is accepting nominations for the Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Scholar Award. This prestigious award will be given annually to a University of Michigan early career faculty member or fellow who has begun to compile an outstanding academic track record and conveys a passionate interest in a future research career that advances knowledge in the understanding of mechanisms and treatments in depressions, bipolar illnesses, or related disorders.


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Awardees will receive $50,000 in first year, and, contingent upon strong performance indicators, an additional $50,000 in the second year. In addition, 30 hours of support from the Depression Center Senior Technical Writer will be awarded to assist with future grant submissions.

EligibilityShow More +

  • The nominee must be a University of Michigan Early Career Researcher (research fellow, lecturer or assistant professor).
  • The nominee's primary appointments may be in any academic unit of the University of Michigan.
  • The nominee must be a member of the University of Michigan Depression Center. Click here for information on membership.
  • A broad range of research themes will be considered, such as: basic science, translational, computational, and health services scientific approaches. The research must have the potential to impact the understanding and treatment of depression, bipolar illness and related disorders.
  • An estimated budget of how the allocation will be expended should be submitted.
  • Nominee must be willing to give a lecture at the University of Michigan Depression Center and an annual presentation to the Depression Center Leadership.
  • If selected for the Prize, recipients must agree to join the Eisenberg Scholars Award review panel to select subsequent recipients of the Award.

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Deadline: TBD

For a nomination to be considered, the following items must be submitted:

  • A one to two-page statement summarizing the applicant's proposed research and its impact on future care of depression, bipolar, & related disorders.
  • A summary budget estimate.
  • Curriculum vita of the nominee.