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Deans' Transformational Science Award

The Jefferson Committee on Research (JCOR) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Deans' Transformational Science Award (DTSA). This award mechanism is symbolic of the commitment of Dean Tykocinski, the medical college, and the JCOR to the success of our research-intensive faculty and the nurturing of high-impact science on Jefferson’s campus.  As reflected in its name, the intent of the DTSA is to catalyze transformational science initiatives driven by Jefferson faculty, and more specifically, to enable the generation of pivotal data that will form the basis of new, federally-funded extramural grant submissions. Both basic and clinical/translational science proposals will be considered, coming from either solo investigators or multi-investigator teams. We particularly encourage submissions that pursue scientific lines of investigation that contribute to departmental missions, as well as larger institutional programmatic goals.  The JCOR is proud to present this award to the Jefferson community and looks forward to considering your transformational science ideas.

Sue Menko, PhD
Chair, Committee on Research
Professor, Pathology, Anatomy & Cell Biology
1020 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 503-2166

Proposal Instructions
Submission Process


Once a year submission
Submission dates:
second Monday of January
Award dates: July 1
award range:
Length of award: 1 year
Review: by the “Deans' Transformational Science Award” Subcommittee of the Dean’s Committee on Research (COR)

  • Review process will include input from Jefferson faculty at-large with relevant expertise
  • NIH study section scoring system and critique format will be used for evaluation and provided to the investigator
  • Funding recommendations will be made by the JCOR to the Provost
  • Final funding decisions by the Office of the Provost

As a bridge for NIH or pilot funding, please note that non-federal funding opportunities are available here.