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SIU System Collaborative Grant

DUE DATE: Thursday, October 25, 2018, 4:00PM

The goal of the SIU System Collaborative Grant program is to promote new biomedical research collaborations between faculty at the various SIU campuses, including the School of Medicine, Edwardsville, and Carbondale. To qualify as a new team (Co-PIs), faculty may not have previously published together as co-authors or worked together previously on an internal or external grant submission. Faculty from at least two campuses must be represented on the team, but applications from all three campuses are also eligible. Each faculty member must have a well-defined role on the project. It is expected that one proposal will be funded. Total available funding is $20,000, if two campuses are represented, and $30,000, if three campuses are represented.

A budget for each campus must be submitted using the Excel Budget Template below. Up to $10,000 can be requested for each campus. The budgets need not be identical, but is to be tailored to the amount and type of work that will be done on each campus. Faculty salary support is not permitted. However, funds can be budgeted for technical support or student support. Major equipment (>$2,000) and travel to conferences are also not eligible.

All applications must be submitted as a single PDF to the Office of the Associate Dean for Research at SIUSOM ( Application forms are available for downloading below. The application deadline is Thursday, October 25, 2018 no later than 4:00PM. In fairness to all, late applications will not be accepted. Applications that do not conform to the requirements will be administratively withdrawn.

Successful teams will be expected to submit close-out reports to each campus within 90 days of the end of the award period and are required to submit a joint proposal related to the topic of the award to an external sponsor within one year of the end of the award period. Failure to meet the terms and conditions may result in loss of eligibility for other internal funding opportunities.

For questions, please contact Kristi Katcher at or


Please download the Application Forms and Excel Budget Template. Include all required documents as one PDF and email to Kristi Katcher ( by the deadline.

Application Forms: Please note, separate pages are included for each respective campuses. Electronic signatures are acceptable.

Biosketch Template: If you do not currently have an NIH-style biosketch, please use this template.

Excel Budget Template: Please download the template below and complete the budget template dedicated to your respective campus (denoted by the tab name and the title at the top of the Excel sheet). A cummulative budget is found on the last tab, which automatically calculates the combined costs.