Deadline: Due to the OHSU Foundation: April 26, 2010 / Agency: May 1, 2010 (You have three chances to apply annually – September 1st, January 1st and May 1st)
The Collins Medical Trust generously funds OHSU investigators with their standing grant program that provides pilot and seed funding through three annual grant cycles. Grants, averaging $25,000 – $30,000 each, are awarded for a one-year period. The next deadline in 2010 is April 26th. To apply, applicants at OHSU must submit their application to the OHSU Foundation by April 26th; proposals will be submitted by the OHSU Foundation on behalf of OHSU investigators to the Collins Medical Trust. Investigators must process their applications through Research Grants & Contracts, OHSU’s pre-award office, prior to submitting to the OHSU Foundation; that due date is April 16th.
What does Collins Medical Trust fund? Collins Medical Trust prefers to fund projects that will be leveraged to have a greater impact in the future and will be eligible for NIH or other substantial funding in the future. Proposals should also highlight the impact of the project on Oregonians, as well as the potential impact the research could have nationally and in the future. According to the Trust guidelines, funds should be used “to aid, further, promote, develop, encourage and sponsor research, experiment and work in the cause, cure and treatment of human disease or in any field of medical research.” The Trust prefers projects that are well defined and clearly articulate how a relatively small amount of funding would make a significant difference in the research project. The Trust generally seeks proposals that evidence new and exciting research directions, are well put together, have a clear budget and expected outcomes, and demonstrate experience of the investigators.
Postdoctoral fellows and faculty are eligible to apply.
See the rest of this week’s Funding Alerts.