Call for applications for UFCD Internal Student Seed Grant funding opportunity/Due July 1, 2017

Published: June 15th, 2017

Category: Feature, Uncategorized

The UFCD Office of Research announces the Research Opportunity for UFCD Student Seed Grant Funding competition.

The UFCD Student Seed Grant Funding targets all UFCD dental and advanced education students.

Proposal Deadline: July 1

Funding: Because of limited funds, grants will be awarded on a competitive basis up to $3,000 maximum, depending on the availability of funds and number of meritorious applications.

Award Period: 1 year, with a no-cost extension for up to 1 additional year possible

Objective: The primary objective of the Seed Grant Program for UFCD Students is to promote independent student research by providing short-term support for novel research projects.  Towards this goal, the application process itself is intended, in part, to help foster students to develop and clearly delineate the reasoning and approaches of a project, under the advisement of their mentor(s).  Projects may include the following:

  • Testing a new and well defined hypothesis
  • Testing the feasibility of an approach or experimental design
  • Gaining experience with new or unfamiliar methods

The request may not be used simply to supplement currently funded research projects of the applicant’s mentor(s).  Thus, whereas techniques, patient populations, etc. will likely coincide with those of the home laboratory, the specific aim/hypothesis to be tested in the proposed project must be unique.

Mentorship: Mentors must be full-time faculty of the UFCD, with demonstrated research expertise in the form of publications and/or extramural funding.

Review Criteria: The Research Committee at the College of Dentistry reviews all applications within a two-week period following each submission deadline. Major factors considered in the evaluation of an application include:

  • the project’s significance
  • the project’s originality
  • feasibility, based on the experimental design and efforts indicated
  • qualifications of the mentor and the student
  • adequacy of the facilities
  • appropriateness of the budget

Guidelines and Review Criteria:

If you have questions, contact: Dr. Burne, Beverly Davies, or Christi Mason