KCALSI “Nexus of Animal and Human Health Research Grant” request for proposal; can be found online (website link) or at http://www.kclifesciences.org/programs/research-grant-program/. The letter of intent is due 7 August, 2017 and the full application deadline is 6 September, 2017 (5 pm in both cases). The funding date for successful proposals is 1 December, 2017.
Nexus opportunities represent a broad range of biomedical research activities, ranging from using naturally occurring diseases in animals as a model for assessing human drug efficacy to repurposing human drugs for use in animal disease. This RFP serves to stimulate development and submission of major multidisciplinary research proposals from investigators in the life sciences to government or private agencies. KCALSI’s approach for achieving this goal is to support research development grants capable of generating critical preliminary data needed to develop competitive proposals for submission to external agencies. Proposals are invited for multidisciplinary collaborative research development grants consistent with the scope of this specific RFP. Awards are limited to $50,000 for one year and are intended to exploit investigator and facility strengths leading to highly competitive proposals directed toward future external funding.
All full-time researchers at KCALSI key stakeholder institutions are eligible to submit proposals in response to this RFP. Proposals including evidence of interinstitutional collaborative research are preferred for this funding program, but not an absolute requirement. A lead stakeholder institution must be identified and the Principal Investigator must be from that institution. Additional investigators should be listed as co-principal or collaborating investigators.
Please disseminate this RFP within your institutions. Let us know if you have any questions.
Keith Gary, PhD
Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute
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Kansas City, MO 64108
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