Seed Funding

CBES has set-aside a portion of its budget for use by researchers within CBES as seed money to help advance new biomedical research collaborations that are directly aligned with the CBES mission.  Although funds are limited, we foresee granting two (2) $2500 awards for the focus areas MTT, BMR, and MED.  In addition, we will be granting two (2) $2500 awards for the focus area ACT2 to help spur collaborations in this newly formed focus area.  Each investigator is eligible for only one of these awards per any academic year.


The scope of the requests will of course be project specific, but examples of possible targets may include funding toward key equipment purchases, student research assistantships, critical research supplies, etc.  We strongly encourage proposals that include the usage of the IVIS System.

Requests must be made before September 12, 2016 and granted funds must be spent prior to April 15, 2017.  Funding request should be electronically submitted to Nataly Tapper (, CBES Business Manager by 5:00pm on Monday, September 12.  Award decisions will be made by the Focus Area leaders within 2 weeks of that deadline.

  1. Funding requests must be 2 pages or less in length.
  2. The request is made by a CBES associated researcher.
  3. The funds will directly help a CBES research collaboration to obtain the preliminary data required to secure grant funds from a federal or private agency.

As such each “Request for Funds” must include the following:

  1. The name, telephone number, and email address of the applicant
  2. The focus of the CBES-relevant research including an explanation of how it connects to the mission of our Center
  3. An explanation of how the requested funds will aid the project descripted in #2
  4. The names, professional affiliation, contact information, and role of each member of the collaborative team
  5. The specific grant opportunity associated funding agency, and submission timeline that the preliminary data will be used to target
  6. Provide a description of the project so that the committee will have enough information to determine the merit of the application