Offered through the Office of the Associate Dean for Research
The aim of this program is to provide a modest level of "seed" funding for faculty to initiate research programs and obtain preliminary data. By participating in the program, faculty will gain experience in grant writing, project design and project execution. It is anticipated that data obtained and experience gained from participation in the program will help faculty compete for larger extramural grants. It is also expected that data obtained from these "seed" grants will be published in scientific journals and presented at scientific and professional meetings to aid in the scientific development of the faculty.