SEED FUND COMPETITION
The UF Office of Research in Gainesville, led by David P. Norton, Ph.D., recently announced the 2020 Research Opportunity Seed Fund competition. The College of Medicine – Jacksonville was allowed to submit three applications.
The competition targets multidisciplinary, investigator-initiated research projects with a high probability for extramural support or outstanding commercial potential. The program focuses on new projects and collaborative partnerships that emphasize novel research.
To be competitive, proposals must be multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary and involve faculty from at least two departments, units or colleges. The strongest proposals are interprofessional, with inclusion of Jacksonville faculty from the College of Nursing and College of Pharmacy, as well as faculty from UF colleges in Gainesville.
Applicants are encouraged to be very clear on how their efforts will lead to (i.e., “seed”) new extramurally funded programs and/or intellectual property, as these are key review components.
The three selected College of Medicine – Jacksonville applications will be submitted to the Office of Research in Gainesville by Jan. 31. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.