The Nexus of Animal and Human Health Research Grant letter of intent is due July 10, 2018 and the full application deadline is due August 8, 2018 (5 pm in both cases). The funding date for successful proposals is November 1, 2018. Click here to view the RFP online. Please distribute this RFP within your institutions.
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. BioNexus KC’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 BioNexus KC’s 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.