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Basic Sciences Seed Grant Program

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Texas Tech School of Pharmacy, Office of Sciences is pleased to announce Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide funding for seed grants for basic science faculty. A total of $20,000 is available to support up to 2 applications. Matching funds from the successful applicant’s department are required. Award funding will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Eligibility for this RFP is limited to faculty in the Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and Immunotherapeutics and Biotechnology Departments.

This funding mechanism may be used to purchase equipment or to cover the cost of general research. In either case a maximum of $20,000 is available per award (up to $10,000 from Office of Sciences and up to $10,000 from matching funds from applicant’s department). A faculty member may only submit one application to this RFA. 

Eligibility: Proposal Submission Timeline:

Submit to Dr. Sanjay K. Srivastava, Associate Dean for Sciences, on or before 5:00 pm CST, March 31, 2018 for consideration. Award funding will be made available September 1, 2018 for a period of one year (in the case of seed grants). A final progress report for seed grants will be required. Failure to submit a progress report after the completion of the grant will disqualify the applicant from future seed grant consideration. The awardee is expected to acknowledge the seed funding in his/her publication arising from the funded project.

Proposal Submission Guidelines


Equipment-Only Grants:

If the applicant is requesting to purchase only equipment please complete the TTUHSC SOP Equipment Grant application available on the Office of Sciences website and follow all instructions therein.

Seed Grants:

If the applicant is requesting general research supplies/budget items and no single piece of equipment will cost >$3,000 please follow the instructions below.  

Proposals should be not be more than 11 pages excluding references (0.5 inch margins) in 11-point type and each proposal should include the following:

I.     Cover Page (provided by SOP Office of Sciences)

II.    Abstract (300 word maximum) (1 page)

III.   Specific Aims (1 page)

IV.   Research Plan (up to 5 page maximum)      

       1. Impact    2. Significance    3. Innovation    4. Approach

V.    References (no more than 40)

VI.   Budget & Budget Justification (up to 2 pages)

VII.  PI Biographical Sketch - NIH Biosketch and other support (up to 5 pages)

VIII. The PI’s plan to use data produced by this seed grant for future funding. 

Proposal Evaluation:

Proposals will be evaluated by the Research Advisory Committee with respect to
(1) Significance 
(2) Innovation
(3) Approach
(4) Overall Impact  
Award preference will be given to the collaborative project of faculty with no current research support, and solid evidence of using this seed funding to secure extramural funding.   

updated 12/1/2017