DLMP Awards

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP) is pleased to offer multiple internal awards for DLMP faculty and trainees.

Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Award

Building Bridges Award for Creating Research Partnerships

Caregiver In Conferences (CIC) Support Award

Martin-Reichenbach Endowment Junior Faculty Award

Small Research Grants

True-Brown Fellowship for Junior Faculty Development

Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Award

The ACO Award is a trainee research support opportunity for DLMP residents and fellows that provides financial support for projects using existing or novel methods that demonstrably improve quality, safety, service, and/or access while containing the cost of care. The goal is to advance the objectives of an ACO in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology using existing or novel methods that demonstrably improve quality, safety, service, and/or access while containing cost of care, which should be addressed in the application.

Eligibility: Trainees in AP/CP. A faculty mentor in UW Medicine is required.

Application: 2023 Winter Cycle Application

Due date: 5pm PT on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

Building Bridges Award for Creating Research Partnerships

The DLMP is pleased to announce the 5th annual request for applications for Building Bridges Award (BBA) for Creating Research Partnerships. The BBA has an expanded scope of allowable Bridges – any new bridge is qualified: 

  • A junior faculty member working with a senior faculty member 
  • Basic science and clinical science 
  • Faculty members who have not worked together on a funded project before 

The DLMP will support projects that facilitate partnerships between at least two DLMP faculty members that foster new relationships (examples provided on attachment). Applications should show promise for obtaining follow-on funding from the NIH, a foundation or an equivalent funding source. The maximum budget for each project is $20,000.

Eligibility: Faculty of any type with primary appointment in the DLMP. Applications will be accepted if only one co-applicant has a primary appointment and the second has an adjunct appointment, but the application should emphasize the benefit to the primary faculty member. Depending on the number of applications received, such applications may be prioritized secondarily to applications where both faculty members have primary appointments in the DLMP.

Application: 2023 Building Bridges Award Application

Due date: 5pm PT on Monday, April 17, 2023.

Caregiver In Conferences (CIC) Support Award

The DLMP Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee is pleased to announce the Caregiver In Conferences (CIC) Support Award, a new initiative to support the attendance of DLMP trainees and early junior (instructor/acting) primary faculty members with familial caregiver responsibilities to national conferences and professional training programs. The JEDI Committee is committed to fund 10 applications every year, up to $500 each, starting on January 1, 2023, on a first come, first served basis.

Eligibility: Trainees in DLMP and early junior (instructor/acting) primary faculty members.

Application: CIC Award Instructions and Application

Due date: Applications are now being accepted for travel that begins on or after January 1, 2023.

Martin-Reichenbach Endowment Junior Faculty Award

This award fosters the academic career of junior faculty members. A total of $40,000 is available to support up to two projects that demonstrate high potential for obtaining follow-on funding from the NIH, a foundation, or an equivalent extramural funding source. 

Our department is deeply appreciative of the generosity of the many benefactors who endowed this award in honor of Drs. George Martin and Denny Reichenbach to further the career development of junior faculty in the Department.

Eligibility: Instructor or assistant professor of any type (regular, acting, clinical, research) with a primary appointment in the UW Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP).

Application: 2023 Martin-Reichenbach Application

Due date: 5pm PT on Monday, April 3, 2023.

Small Research Grants

The DLMP is pleased to announce the continued availability of small research grants for primary faculty to support the acquisition of supplies, equipment or services that will lead to the development of new preliminary data to enhance the success of future research funding.  

Brief, one- to two-page applications for funds in the range of $5-10K will be accepted on a rolling basis, with timely evaluation and award to successful applicants under the direction of the Vice Chair of Research.

Please also address whether regulatory approvals (EHS, IRB, IACUC, etc.) are in place for the proposed studies or that they will be obtained for new projects if approved for funding. Documentation of regulatory approvals may be requested. (2-3 sentences is sufficient.) 

If the application is a revision or will support resubmission of a proposal to NIH or another major funder, applicants must provide a summary of the reviews to which they are responding.

Eligibility: Faculty of any type with primary appointment in the DLMP.

Applications: There is no formal application template to use; however, critical need, background, significance, approach, budget, references, and potential to generate future large-scale funding should be included. Applications should be sent to Dr. Cindy Derdeyn at cderde@uw.edu

Due date: Rolling.

True-Brown Fellowship for Junior Faculty Development

One award of $10,000 will be made to a junior faculty member with a MD or MD/PhD degree to support advancement of the applicant’s promise as a physician scientist. We are deeply appreciative of the generosity of Dr. Larry True and Linda Brown, who endowed this fellowship to ensure lasting opportunities for career development for junior faculty in DLMP.

Eligibility: Instructor or assistant professor of any type (regular, acting, clinical, research) with a primary appointment in DLMP, who holds an MD or MD/PhD degree.

Application: 2023 True-Brown Application

Due date: 5pm PT on Monday, April 3, 2023.