The UF Office of Research has announced the 2011 Research Opportunity Seed Fund competition. This program targets interdisciplinary, collaborative research initiatives that have potential for extramural support. Opportunity Fund awards are intended to support new projects (not a supplement to current research). Proposals must involve faculty from at least two departments/units/colleges. Awards will be limited to $100,000 for the entire project period (two years).
The College of Medicine can submit a maximum of 10 proposals for this campus-wide competition. As such, the COM Office of Research Affairs is conducting an internal selection via a two stage process:
Stage 1. Letters of Intent – due Monday, November 1st, 2010
- One page technical summary inclusive of a description of the interdisciplinary, collaborative nature of the project
- Current NIH biosketch for each investigator
- Submit electronically as a single pdf to Karen Pastos (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Applicants will be notified of the Stage 1 review results on or around November 8th, 2010. Approximately 20 selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal for Stage 2 of the COM’s internal selection process.
Stage 2. Invited full proposals will be due Monday, December 13th, 2010. These proposals will be internally reviewed, and 10 will be chosen and submitted to the UF Office of Research to compete in the campus-wide competition.