PARTNERS knows that life happens. We support early career faculty who are facing care giving challenges so that career momentum can be maintained or restored when the going gets rough.
By offering professional and personal “extra hands,” the goal of PARTNERS is to restore stability and protect promising research careers.
Vanderbilt and Meharry faculty with extraordinary caregiving responsibilities may apply for up to $32,000 professional & $5,000 household funds.
For questions about the program, or to apply, please email Helen Bird, Senior Communications Specialist.
PARTNERS applications begin with a confidential screening to ensure eligibility is met.
Once eligibility is confirmed, the Scientific Review Committee will assess each application.
Division chief or chair will certify that faculty is in good standing.
The reasons for eligibility will NOT be conveyed, only the fact of eligibility for the award.
Assistance is tailored to eligibility and individual needs.
To be eligible to apply for PARTNERS, you must be:
TYPES OF PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES (budget required)
Coverage of clinical time (buy-out)
Clinical study coordinator effort
Trained medical record abstractors
Laboratory technician effort
Project management consultant
Work/study student assistant
TYPES OF HOUSEHOLD RESOURCES (no budget required)
Short-term transportation solutions
House cleaning service
INSIGHTS INTO NEEDS OF ACADEMIC FACULTY
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Brown AM, Morrow JD, Limbird LE, at al. Centralized oversight of physician-scientist faculty development at Vanderbilt: Early outcomes. Acad Med. 2008;83:969–975. PMID: 18820531
Munson M, Weisz O, Masur S. Juggling on the ladder: Institutional awards help faculty overcome early-mid career obstacles. American Society of Cell Biology Newsletter. 2014; 37:9.
Jagsi R, Butterton JR, Starr R, Tarbell NJ. A targeted intervention for the career development of women in academic medicine. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:343–345.
Beckett L, Nettiksimmons J, Howell LP, Villablanca AC. Do family responsibilities and a clinical versus research faculty position affect satisfaction with career and work-life balance for medical school faculty? J Womens Health. 2015;24:471–480.