|Nano-Bio Interface Center: Call For Proposals—June 1
May 7, 2013,
Volume 59, No. 32
The Nano-Bio Interface Center announces a call for proposals for pilot projects that forward the mission of the Center by exploring research directions that have the potential to generate external funding, and/or expand capabilities in the NBIC Probe Facility. The purpose of this program is to leverage the fundamental advances made over the last five years in areas of interest to NBIC for expanded impact.
Awards from $50,000 to $150,000 are anticipated with a start date of June 30, 2013.
Any member of the standing faculty or research track faculty in the 12 professional schools at the University of Pennsylvania are eligible to apply. It is expected that the proposed research will be collaborative and, if successful, could nucleate a broader program that furthers NBIC research frontiers, evolve new directions consistent with NBIC goals or increase access to NBIC facilities.
Proposals will be evaluated based on technical merit, impact and feasibility of the research as well as potential to leverage for extramural funding with a clear vision of direction and implementation, innovation in connecting new concepts to current or evolving NBIC research directions, and/or expanding impact of NBIC facilities. A successful track record of research and interdisciplinary collaborations are advantageous.
The following should be submitted by June 1, 2013.
I. Non-Confidential Executive Summary
II. Research Plan
a. Specific Aims
b. Significance and Innovation
e. Biographical Sketches
f. Statement of how this project relates to current and pending support.
g. Sections (a-c) of the Research Plan should not exceed four pages.
III. Budget: Funds may be used to support graduate students, and other research staff, materials and supplies. Faculty cannot charge their salary or request travel funds on these grants.
To apply, submit one PDF file to Hong-Mei Li, administrative coordinator, NBIC, firstname.lastname@example.org