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Department of Internal Medicine Academic Excellence Seed Grant - Call for Proposals

Department of Internal Medicine Academic Excellence Seed Grant - Call for Proposals

The DOIM is now accepting applications in response to the DOIM Seed Grant Call for Proposals. Final applications must be submitted by April 1, 2019.

Please see a summary of the program and requirements below:

The DOIM has set aside $200,000 in FY20 to support the Seed Grant Program.  Approximately 4-5 awards of $25K to $50K will be recommended to the DOIM Chair by a Department review committee comprised of a department chair and a representative from each Division.  The representation from each Division will ensure a broad and fair representation. 

This Seed Grant Program funds discovery, translational, and clinical investigator-initiated research projects.  Funding from these awards is to be used to develop or expand projects that will be submitted for extramural support in the succeeding 1-2 years, and awardees will be required to report on use of the award to the DOIM.

Each faculty member may submit only one Seed Grant proposal at a given time. In general, DOIM Seed Grants will not be awarded if the applicant holds a current seed grant or has been approved for funding for a pending seed grant from another institutional mechanism. 

Funds may be used for salary and benefits (PI or research group member(s) but not administrative staff); supplies and operational expenditures (laboratory animals, etc.); and travel (if essential for conduct of the project, but not for educational or unrelated meetings).

Submissions must include confirmation from Division Chief that she/he has reviewed the proposal, support its submission, and will be provided the necessary time to conduct the proposed work.  This can be in the form of a brief email of 2-3 sentences and no more than one paragraph.

Click here for detailed application instructions

Click here for review criteria details - for informational purposes only