GENOME SCIENCE INSTITUTE SEED GRANT RFA 2013
The Genome Science Institute is pleased to announce the availability of one year seed grants ranging up to $20,000 each to enhance genetics and genomics research at Boston University/Boston Medical Center. These grants are intended to provide the resources needed to generate preliminary data prior to the submission of extramural grants (e.g., multi-investigator R01s or P01s).
PURPOSE AND SCOPE: This RFA is intended to stimulate the expansion of genetics and genomics research by encouraging new collaborations between groups with diverse expertise to: (1) address new scientific questions in genetics and genomics, or (2) develop new genomic technologies that are not commercially available. Requests to support on-going research or expansion of on-going research projects by collaborative team members will not be considered responsive to this RFA.
ELIGIBLITY: The RFA is open to all BU faculty on the Medical or Charles River campuses. Joint PIs are allowed. For faculty-level applicants, at least one PI must have been a GSI member for the six months prior to the submission deadline. (Exceptions for new faculty will be considered.) The GSI is open to all BU faculty engaged in genetics and/or genomics research. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to apply. Post-doctoral fellows may also apply with letters of support from their faculty supervisor (a GSI member).
1. A two-page application outlining the specific aims, rationale, background (brief) and methodology (brief)
of the project.
2. A one-page summary describing the expertise of the individuals involved and how this application represents both a new collaboration and addresses new scientific questions.
3. NIH four-page Biosketch including other support information for all participants. Post-doctoral applicants should also provide a Biosketch and other support of their supervisor/mentor. It is important that a post-doctoral applicant outline in their proposal how the proposed work does not overlap with or simply extend their mentors research.
4. A detailed budget. Requests can be made only for support staff and/or supplies (i.e., not faculty salaries).
5. Appropriate IRB/Animal Studies Approval.
6. Application should be sent to email@example.com by 5:00 PM on March 8, 2013.
REVIEW PROCESS: Applications will be reviewed for scientific merit and potential importance as a new collaboration or technology. Applications will be ranked by the GSI Seed Grant Committee and funding level determined by the GSI directors. A summary of the discussion is available by contacting the seed committee chair after the review. Anyone with a Conflict of Interest with a potential reviewer should make appropriate notes in the application.
REPORTING: Individuals who are funded should appropriately acknowledge support of the GSI in publications and grant applications that arise from this project. A financial report and scientific report will be made by the PI within 3 months after the end of the funding period. Individuals will also be required to give a seminar in the GSI seminar series reporting their findings.