UNL and UNMC Bioengineering for Human Health Fiscal Year 2013 Request for Applications

Application Deadline: January 31, 2013 by 4:00 p.m.

Multi-disciplinary collaboration is critical to further develop research in the area of bioengineering for human health. The diverse talents and mutual research interests of faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) provide an excellent opportunity for collaboration in this area. To foster identification of overlapping research ideas and catalyze their development into collaborative projects, UNL and UNMC sponsored a joint day-long retreat at Quarry Oaks in August 2012. This request for internal grant applications is designed to seed the inter-institutional collaborations emerging from the retreat, build interdisciplinary research teams, and enhance competitiveness for NIH funding.

The overall goal of this program is to initiate and enhance the competitiveness of inter-institutional research collaborations in the area of bioengineering for human health. Bioengineering is defined as the application of concepts and methods of biology (including physics, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science) to solve challenges associated with human health in a cost-effective and practical manner.

Any full-time, tenure-track UNL or UNMC faculty member is eligible to submit an application. Faculty from any college at UNL and any college at UNMC are eligible to apply. Lead principal investigators (PIs) cannot have previously received awards as lead PIs from this funding mechanism and lead PIs cannot submit an application for a Nebraska Research Initiative (NRI) faculty research award in the same fiscal year. Co-PIs may be past recipients of funding from this mechanism as a lead PI or as a Co-PI.

Grants will be funded jointly by the Vice Chancellors for Research from each institution.
Awards of up to $50,000 per year for no more than two years will be made.
Recipients will be notified in March, 2013. Awards are expected to be made by May, 2013.

Click here to download the RFA.
Click here to download the program application.

Applications must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on January 31, 2013. Applications submitted after the deadline will be returned to the applicant without review.

Applications must be submitted electronically to the institution of the project lead PI:
UNL email: UNLresearch@unl.edu

UNMC email: deb.hawkins@unmc.edu

For additional information contact:

UNL – Office of Research & Economic Development (402) 472-2851

UNMC – Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (402) 559-8490


Application Deadline: January 31, 2013 by 4:00 p.m