OVERVIEW: The School of Medicine (SoM) provides support for interdisciplinary colloquia that bring together basic science, translational and clinical faculty members with common interests in a biomedical problem or area.
FUNDING: Awards of up to $5,000 are provided to support each successful proposal. Funds can be used to cover food, meeting venues, external speakers or other meeting costs.
REQUIREMENTS: Proposals must be submitted by teams representing two or more departments, institutes or centers. Applicants for funds must be faculty members with primary appointments in a School of Medicine department. Meetings may have any format (e.g., small monthly dinner meetings, larger quarterly meetings, other approaches), but should be designed to bring together faculty members with diverse perspectives. Preference will be given to proposals that articulate a plan to sustain interactions and/or prepare joint grant applications after the initial colloquium supported by the SoM.
Although renewals of previously-funded colloquia will be considered, applicants must articulate the value added by their colloquia over the past year(s), and respond to additional prompts in the online form to describe any submitted collaborative publications or grants resulting from colloquium participation.
PROCESS: Applications/renewals should be submitted online using the link below.
All submissions must be received on or before 11:59 pm, August 24, 2017.
- To apply visit http://bit.ly/myresearchproposal, click on “Create New User” (or log in if youalready have an account).
- Proposals must be submitted under the Principal Investigator’s name.
- Enter Access Code ‘SOM’ then select the “Interdisciplinary Colloquia 2017” application.
- For all system or password questions, contact Anita Grissom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Although renewals of previously-funded colloquia will be considered, applicants must articulate the value added by their colloquia over the past year(s), and respond to additional prompts in the online form to describe any submitted collaborative publications or grants resulting from colloquium participation.
AWARDS NOTIFICATION: Successful applicants will be informed by September 30, 2017, and will have one year from the start of funding to spend the award.