Endowed Scholars Program in Medical Science

Now in its 17th year, the Endowed Scholars Program in Medical Science provides generous financial support over four years to newly appointed tenure-track assistant professors at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Funded by private endowment, the program has launched the research careers of 74 investigators.

Individuals who already hold tenure-track faculty positions at UT Southwestern or elsewhere are not eligible.

Essential features of the program are:

  • Funding supports independent research activities, partial salary, and fringe benefits of each newly appointed assistant professor.
  • Up to four scholars are appointed each year.
  • Positions in both basic and clinical science departments are available.
  • The primary responsibility of the scholars will be research. Teaching and some clinical duties (if appropriate) will also be included.
  • Scholars can join any of UT Southwestern's interdisciplinary graduate programs.
  • Scholars have access to UT Southwestern’s 18 Core Facilities with the latest equipment and knowledge necessary to assist in their work.
  • Scholars will compete for extramural research funding as their research programs become established.
  • An external advisory committee evaluates Scholars and the progress of the program biennially.

Endowed Scholar Committee

Chairs and directors of the medical center’s basic and clinical academic departments and research centers nominate Endowed Scholar candidates. Final selections are made by the Endowed Scholar Committee, which includes Drs. Eric N. Olson (Chair), Joseph Goldstein, Helen Hobbs, David Mangelsdorf, Steven McKnight, Luis Parada, Michael Rosen, Sandra Schmid, and Joseph Takahashi. 

Nominate an Endowed Scholar

Information about how to nominate a candidate for the Endowed Scholars Program in Medical Science is available to UTSW faculty on My UT Southwestern, the campus intranet.