The Health Sciences Research Grant Committee is currently soliciting applications for research support for funds beginning January 1, 2018. Incomplete or undocumented applications will be deferred to the Committee's next regularly scheduled meeting.
The next deadline for submission of applications is October 13, 2017. Applications received after October 13, 2017 will be returned to the applicant without exception. If you miss this deadline, the next deadline will be January 12, 2018.
PDF and Word versions of the application are available on this page. Applications must be typewritten and completed in full. The Committee discourages the addition of supplemental material; therefore, please comply with the instructions pertaining to the length of your research proposal. Project descriptions that exceed two (2) pages will be returned and appendices will not be distributed for review.
To apply, combine the following materials into a single PDF file and return it via email to email@example.com:
Please contact Michelle Null (firstname.lastname@example.org, extension x42130) if you have any questions.
Members of the Academic Senate are eligible to apply for individual grants. In exceptional cases, financial support may be provided for individuals who are not members of the Academic Senate (i.e. Adjunct and Clinical Professors, Research Scientists, and assistant-level Project Scientists). For non-Senate members, a letter from the Department Chair or the Division Chief endorsed by the Department Chair is required in support of the applicant's request and advising the Committee of his/her status in the department. Applications for a non-Senate member received without a support letter will not be considered. The Committee does not support individuals such as associate and full project scientists, post-docs, clinical instructors and non-salaried faculty.
Project descriptions should be written in general terms and comprehensible to non-specialists. Justification of all items requested is essential. An application for seed money or for a project leading the investigator in an exciting new direction should represent innovative, currently unfunded projects or pilot studies that are likely to lead to extramural support. Incremental changes or additions to a currently funded project are rarely considered favorably. These applications generally do not exceed $10,000.
In exceptional cases, the Committee will consider a small number of larger applications. An application for bridge funding is restricted to faculty who, after several years of demonstrated research productivity, have lost extramural research grants, and although they have proposals in the review cycle, bridge funds would support continued research activities in the short term. These applications may not exceed $25,000.
Early career faculty and Academic Senate members will be given priority over non-Senate members; however, all Academic Senate members are encouraged to apply for grants for innovative, unfunded projects; in particular, pilot studies that could lead to more substantive support from extramural agencies. The Committee seldom funds faculty who have received support on three consecutive occasions. Investigators who have had three previous grants should realize funding will be given only for projects leading them into a different research direction.
Expenditures of research grant funds must conform to the Committee allocations by categories and purpose (pre-approval of changes in use of funds is mandatory).
The grantee is responsible for the administration of the grant, any overdrafts, and must review the budget and encumber or return promptly any funds that will not be spent before the ending date of the grant. Any unexpended funds on that date will automatically revert to the Committee for redistribution.
Any equipment purchased from an Academic Senate research grant becomes the property of the University upon acquisition and reverts to the University upon completion of the project for which the funds were awarded.
All expenditures are subject to applicable University regulations. Policy and Procedure Manual References: