UGA-AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY Seed Grant Program – May 2 Deadline for FY17 Grants

UGA-Augusta University Seed Grant Program

Applications are due Monday, May 2, 2016

Augusta University and the University of Georgia (UGA) are pleased to announce that applications will be accepted for a third year for this program that is designed to help inter-institutional teams of faculty successfully compete for externally funded research grants. For the purposes of this program, Augusta University faculty include those located at the Augusta University-UGA Medical Partnership in Athens as well as those located at Augusta University in Augusta.  Similarly UGA faculty include members of the UGA College of Pharmacy located in Augusta, as well as those faculty located at UGA in Athens. The goal of the program is to foster collaboration between UGA and Augusta University faculty, regardless of where they are located.

This program is available for researchers seeking to address a wide range of health issues.

  • Maximum award of $50,000 per team; Each university will manage their PI’s funds;
  • Awards are funded for one year only (FY 2017, July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017) and balances may not be carried forward;
  • These awards may not be used for salary support of primary PIs at either institution or for travel to conferences;
  • Awards are made through a competitive process.

Deadline –

Applications must be submitted no later than 5 pm May 2, 2016. Late applications will not be accepted.

Eligibility –

A primary PI from each university is required. Part-time faculty are eligible as PIs.

The same team of applicants funded by this program should not apply for nor accept a seed grant award from another Augusta University-UGA internal program.

How to Apply –

See Detailed Guidelines. One single pdf application (that includes all required documents listed in the guidelines and table of contents page) should be emailed to OVPR’s Internal Grants & Awards at ovprip@uga.edu by the indicated deadline. NOTE: Letters of Intent are not required this year.

Selection Process

Proposals will be reviewed by a team of UGA and Augusta University faculty and administrators jointly assembled by the Office of the Vice President for Research at UGA and the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research at Augusta University. Proposals will be judged on the basis of their competitiveness for the indicated funding opportunity. Criteria will include the strength of the team, the specificity with which the targeted external funding opportunity is described, the extent of prior outreach to the funding agency, and the quality of the plan leading up to submission of a proposal to the external agency. Only meritorious proposals will be selected for funding.

Additional information is available on Augusta University’s Intramural Grants Program page and UGA’s Internal Grants & Awards page. If you have questions please email ovprip@uga.edu or call 706-542-4750.