Research Seed Funding Initiative
The application deadline for this award has passed.
Please check back in December 2012 for 2013 information.
A list of Award Recipients can be found here.
The AAPM is pleased to offer the Research Seed Funding Initiative which provides start-up funds for research-oriented medical physicists. Two $25,000, one-year awards will be made in 2012. The awards are intended to provide funds to develop exciting investigator-initiated concepts, which will hopefully lead to successful longer term project funding from the NIH or equivalent funding sources. It is expected that funding will begin on July1 of the year in which the award is made, and that subsequent research results will be submitted for presentation at future AAPM meetings.
The awards are not intended to provide salary support for the applicant, however any other research-related expenses, including travel to scientific meetings, will be supported. At the end of the 12-month period a report should be forwarded to the AAPM, along with itemized expenses. The award will not support indirect costs. Any unspent funds should be returned to the AAPM.
- 5 years or less since awarding of Ph.D.
- Must be a member of the AAPM at time of application. (any membership category) Pending membership status not accepted. **No Exceptions**
- No previous grants >$50,000 as principal investigator.
- The proposal cannot be an extension of an existing grant.
- Prior Research Seed Funding Grant recipients are excluded.
- Application deadline: February 29, 2012 (11:59 P.M.) No exceptions.
- Decision notification: April 16, 2012
- Funding commencement: July 1, 2012
- Five page description of research project (including figures and tables), separated into (a) specific aims, (b) background and significance, (c) preliminary results, (d) research plan, (e) literature cited and (f) budget. Note that sections (e) and (f) do not count towards the five-page limit. As the competition for the seed grant is high, eligible applicants are encouraged to also submit their applications for other awards, e.g.
- CV (no more than 4 pages).
- Letter of support from division/department chair demonstrating support for the project and authorization of time and resources to complete the proposed research.
- 50% Scientific merit of proposal (significance, innovation, environment, and soundness of approach)
- 25% Potential for project to develop into a major project fundable by NIH, DOE, DOD, etc.
- 25% Background of investigator
Send completed applications, preferably electronically in pdf format, to Jackie Ogburn (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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