Internal Research Grant Funding Opportunities
Quillen Enhancement Awards
The Office of Research and Graduate Education in the College of Medicine sponsors
two types of Quillen Enhancement Awards. Both serve as an internal funding mechanism available to College of Medicine faculty
through a competitive application process.
The Quillen Scholarship Enhancement Award is an internal funding mechanism available to College of Medicine faculty through a competitive application process. This program funds research that has a high potential for generating presentations at regional or national meetings and publishable scholarship. It is also anticipated that Scholarship Enhancement Awards will help launch research that may lead to future local or extramural grant application submissions. The primary goal of this program is to provide an avenue for faculty to increase and publish their scholarship activities. The maximum funding for any application is $3,000 per year for one year for Scholarship Enhancement Awards.
The Quillen Research Enhancement Award funds research that has a high potential for receiving extramural grant funding but lacks sufficient preliminary data. The objective of this program is to i) facilitate the transition of junior faculty members (assistant or associate professors) to extramurally funded and independent researchers, ii) assist faculty who have previously obtained extramural grant funding but are suffering a lapse of funding and need funds to generate data to support an extramural grant application or grant resubmission, or iii) assist senior faculty who lack funding to generate needed preliminary data for an extramural grant application or grant resubmission. The primary goal of this program is to provide an avenue for faculty to gain subsequent extramural grant funding. The maximum funding for any application is $25,000 per year for one year for Research Enhancement Awards.
The deadline for application submission for both programs will be early in the academic year and will be announced by the Office of Research and Graduate Education. Applications will be reviewed internally by a group of established researchers at the College of Medicine. If your application is chosen for funding, you may be required to respond to reviewer comments prior to initiation of the award. It is anticipated that two Scholarship Enhancement and two Research Enhancement Awards will be made in the 2020-2021 academic year, dependent on the availability of funds.