COM Internal Competition for the 2014 Research Opportunity Seed Fund

The UF Office of Research has announced the 2014 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 College of Medicine Office of Research Affairs is conducting an internal selection via a two stage process:

Stage 1.  Letters of Intent – due Monday October 28th, 2013

  • Include project title, submitting investigator, submitting investigator department, and names of all co-investigators and their departments
  • 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 our sharepoint site following directions below

To submit file via sharepoint:

 Open the following link:

For user name, type in “UFAD\ (backslash) and your Gatorlink username” (example: UFAD\ScoobyDoo) and then enter your Gatorlink password.

Click on “add document” to upload your document.  You will need the submitting PIs name, department

If submitted properly you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive an email your LOI was not submitted.

Applicants will be notified of the Stage 1 review results on or around November 14th, 2013.  Approximately 20 selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal for Stage 2 of the College of Medicine’s internal selection process.               

Stage 2.  Invited full proposals will be due Monday, December 16th, 2013.  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. 


Review Criteria:

If you have any questions, please contact Heather Voet (