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Seed Funding

Seed Funding

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ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-18 COMPETITION

OVERVIEW INFORMATION

The School of Public Health (SPH) is pleased to announce a call for proposals as part of a seed funding initiative to support research.                                                                                          

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications are due Monday, January 15, 2018 (5:00PM CST).

LETTER OF INTENT DATE

December 15, 2017

ELIGIBILITY

Awards are available to faculty and other researchers with 40% or more effort in the current academic year (teaching, clinical, and research) dedicated to the School of Public Health. Applicants must have a primary university appointment in the School of Public Health.

GOALS

Awards will be judged according to their likelihood of leading to external (e.g. NIH) funding. Priority will be given to projects proposed by junior investigators.

TYPES OF PROJECTS

Applications in all areas will be accepted, but investigators must explain how the proposed research will facilitate future extramural funding. Resubmission applications will be accepted.

AVAILABLE FUNDING

We anticipate a total of $40,000 in available funds. There is no maximum allowable per application, but investigators are encouraged to consider the program’s goal to fund as many applications as possible. Matching funds or tangible support from relevant Division(s) is strongly encouraged. Budget requests may include items necessary to strengthen an important area for the research enterprise, including salary support for investigators. No indirect costs are allowed.

FREQUENCY

Two announcements are anticipated for the 2017-2018 academic year. This announcement opens the first call for proposals. The second call is anticipated in April 2018. Future announcements will be issued in the fall and spring of each academic year. The AY2018-19 announcements are expected to occur in September 2018 and February 2019.

REVIEWS AND FUNDING DISBURSEMENT

Each application will be reviewed by two individuals, with at least one from the SPH Committee on Research. Summary statements will be issued after peer review (February 2018). Following a notice of award, funds will be disbursed once proper IRB approvals are obtained to begin project activities (March 2018).

FUNDED PROJECTS
A list of previously funded seed funding projects is available here.

 

 

Application Materials

Seed Funding Guidelines and Application Instructions  (January 2018 Competition) - NEW!

 Application Cover Page 

Budget for Initial Period

Budget Justification Narrative Template

Budget Worksheet  The budget worksheet is a tool available to applicants for calculating the project budget. It is not required as part of the application.

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