Internal Funding Opportunities
Research Seed Grants
The goal of the Research Seed Grant program is to assist faculty in generating preliminary data that can be used to support application for extramural funding. Research Seed Grants (RSG) are evaluated for scientific merit by the Grant Review Committee (GRC).
RSG funding is intended to develop grant-writing skills, and hence the competitiveness of faculty who are not highly experienced at writing grant proposals. New and clinical investigators can submit their applications in advance of the regular application date and receive a critique that can be used to refine and improve the final application.
The goal of the Near-Miss funding program is to support the improvement of grant applications that were submitted for Federal type funding, but were not funded. These applications are reviewed by an ad hoc review committee appointed by the ADR.
Faculty who receive funding through the Near-Miss mechanism are required to submit 1) a post-award report to the ADR within 2 months after the end of the period of funding and 2) a revised application to the parent agency within one year after the start of the period of funding in order to maintain eligibility for future Near-Miss funding.