Emerging Scholars Program

Guiding and supporting the future of the field is central NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies’ efforts. The Emerging Scholars Program supports next generation of medical science leaders and the many cures and treatments that will be their legacy.

Dr. Eva Feldman and Dr. Stephanie Eid working in the lab

We have a breadth of talented young scientists who require the resources to pursue innovative approaches to the treatment of disease that builds the credentials they need to secure long-term financial support for their research from private foundations and the National Institutes of Health.

Emerging Scholars funding typically involves a $150,000 commitment, which is spread equally over three years. During that time, donors receive biannual reports from their Emerging Scholar about the research they are supporting, as well as an opportunity to meet with their Emerging Scholar to learn first-hand the impact their gift has made in the battle against disease.

Support for the Emerging Scholars Program also may be made through the University of Michigan’s endowment. A gift of $1,000,000 allows for the establishment of a permanent Emerging Scholar Fund, which can support young scientists working in a designated field of medicine. This allows a donor’s commitment to medical research to live on in perpetuity.

For more information, email Senior Director of Development Mike Harders.